THE GLORY OF THE GARDEN
I started this blog in November last year! Better get busy with another post!
Scattered around my garden on Saturday's tour I had a quotation from the poem The Glory of the Garden by Rudyard Kipling. It was a poem I learnt at the age of eight, in school, in England. It has always been a favorite.
I had no idea that last night, on Masterpiece Theatre they would have the story of the Kipling family and the death of their son in WW1. The production was taken from the play My Boy Jack.
How does this relate to my garden you may ask? Well, the poppies have been outstanding this year and in particular the Flander's poppy. I have never seen them so beautiful. Mine came from a packet of wildflower seeds I scattered a few years ago but next year I will have poppies from seeds taken from the poppies growing among the graveyards in Flanders. Several of our master gardeners have these in their gardens and have promised me some seeds.