My Garden in Autumn and Winter (My Garden Series) by E. A. Bowles

By E. A. Bowles

The ultimate quantity in Bowles's three-volume survey of his backyard in the course of the yr. dealing with the "unwelcome" introduction of wintry weather, Bowles notes the decline of many precious crops we've come to understand within the earlier volumes.

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Bartholomew and his cold dew" is a popular saying, and I always feel, even in years of drought, when his day, the twenty-fourth of August, has arrived, my Primulas and more delicate Saxifrages that have survived thus far, will be able to regain strength and plumpness within the next few weeks. The end of the struggle against combined heat and drought, and a rest from hard labour with watercans each evening are welcome first-fruits of Autumn's presence, even if one has to pay for them with the realisation that Summer is passing away, that the evenings are drawing in and it is now too dark to do much in the after-dinner stroll in the garden unless the moon is at the full.

C. & E. C. C. And Edinburgh 1915 Page v Contents CHAP. PAGE I. The Passing of Summer 1 II. Autumn Crocuses 10 III. Early September 38 IV. Mid-September 55 V. Colchicums 70 VI. Autumn Composites 87 VII. September's Farewell 104 VIII. The Rarer Crocuses 123 IX. Before the Frost 136 X. Autumnal Tints 158 XI. After the Frost 178 XII. Evergreens 194 XIII. Ferns 216 XIV. Berries 234 XV. In the Grip of Winter 256 Index 265 Page vii Illustrations Black and White Plates Scots Pines and Venetian Sumach frontispiece FACING PAGE Crocus Speciosus from Artabir 16 Crocus Marathonisius and C.

Pulchellus there is a rather large flat disc that serves this purpose. From all spring-flowering annulate species they can be separated by their habit of shooting out long, white growths shaped like tusks in the middle of August, when spring-flowering species are still dormant. The small fry, the pilules, are uncommonly hard to separate out if they get mixed among those of C. chrysanthus. After I had sifted and sorted the products of this lifting of the peach-house border, and obtained many potfuls of C.

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