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Country Life Every Week - - In The Garden -

to their leaves. There is quite a choice of cherry-lau­rel cul­ti­vars—the com­pact Otto Luyken is wor­thy of much bet­ter treat­ment than its ha­bit­ual sit­ing in su­per­mar­ket car parks.

Now that we live in a vil­lage, we need to pro­tect our­selves from the sound of pass­ing traf­fic. We also sus­pect that our neigh­bours — de­light­ful peo­ple, all of them —would ap­pre­ci­ate some pro­tec­tion from the noise that our grand­chil­dren cre­ate. It’s said that the English­man’s house is his cas­tle and that our an­ces­tors fan­cied them­selves as lords of

‘What ap­peals most to plan­to­b­sessed lu­natics is the of leaves

Charles Quest-rit­son wrote the RHS En­cy­clo­pe­dia of Roses

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