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The Gardener’s Calendar in December

The Gardener’s Calendar in December

  "I heard a bird singIn the dark of DecemberA magical thingAnd sweet to remember. 'We are nearer to SpringThan we were in September,'I heard a bird singIn the dark of December."Oliver HerfordSunrise & Sunset times... December's shortest days and longest...

The Gardener’s Calendar in November

The Gardener’s Calendar in November

  November comesAnd November goes,With the last red berriesAnd the first white snows.With night coming early,And dawn coming late,And ice in the bucketAnd frost by the gate.The fires burnAnd the kettles sing,And earth sinks to restUntil next spring.~ Elizabeth...

The Gardener’s Calendar in October

The Gardener’s Calendar in October

  Days I enjoy are days when nothing happens,When I have no engagements written on my block,                  - Vita Sackville WestSunrise & Sunset times... October brings the autumn equinox heralding the change of seasons. With the misty mornings and cooler...

The Gardener’s Calendar in September

The Gardener’s Calendar in September

  "Departing summer hath assumedAn aspect tenderly illumed,The gentlest look of spring;That calls from yonder leafy shadeUnfaded, yet prepared to fade,A timely carolling."-  William Wordsworth, SeptemberSunrise & Sunset times... Easing now towards Autumn the...

The Gardener’s Calendar in August

The Gardener’s Calendar in August

  "Fairest of the months! Ripe summer's queenThe hey-day of the yearWith robes that gleam with sunny sheenSweet August doth appear."- R. Combe Miller Sunrise & Sunset times... The warmest month of the year, despite the shortening days, August is usuall warm...

The Gardener’s Calendar in July

The Gardener’s Calendar in July

  For every bee becomes a drunken lover,Standing upon his head to sup the flowers,                  - Vita Sackville WestSunrise & Sunset times... July is often a dry month (though not always!). When watering plants water well and rarely rather than little...

The Gardener’s Calendar in June

The Gardener’s Calendar in June

  See the kind cattle drowsing in the shade,And hear the bee about his amorous trade,                  - Vita Sackville WestSunrise & Sunset times... June, mid-summer's day means we have lots of daylight to enjoy the garden. The weather though can be...

The Gardener’s Calendar in May

The Gardener’s Calendar in May

  Breadth of the English shires, Hummock and kame and mead,Tang of the reeking byres, Land of the English breed,A man and his land make a man and his creed.- Vita Sackville West   Sunrise & Sunset times... May, characterised by the first really warm days of...

The Gardener’s Calendar in April

The Gardener’s Calendar in April

  Tools with the comely names, Mattock and scythe and spade,Couth and bitter as flames, Clean, and bowed in the blade,A man and his tools make a man and his trade.                                   - Vita Sackville WestSunrise & Sunset times... April is when...

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