Canon Ellacombe

A Quote by Canon Ellacombe on age, independence, memory, nature, and seasons

And these memories and associations that our flowers give us are independent of seasons or of age. They come to us as well in autumn and winter, in spring and summer; and as to age, the older we get the more, from the very nature of things, do these memories increase and multiply.

Canon Ellacombe

Source: a Gloucestershire Garden, 1895

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A Quote by Canon Ellacombe on doubt, experience, extremism, faith, past, seasons, and weather

The fair-weather gardener, who will do nothing except when wind and weather and everything else are favourable, is never a master of his craft. Gardening, above all other crafts, is a matter of faith, grounded, however (if on nothing better), on his experience that somehow or other seasons go on in their right course, and bring their right results. No doubt bad seasons are a trial of his faith; it is grievous to lose the fruits of much labour by a frosty winter or a droughty summer, but, after all, frost and drought are necessities for which, in all his calculations, he must leave an ample margin; but even in the extreme cases, when the margin is past, the gardener's occupation is not gone.

Canon Ellacombe

Source: a Glouchestershire Garden, 1895

Contributed by: Zaady

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