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Rocket Science

Sweet Rocket  Genus:  Hesperis – a lovely cottage garden plant which I have in the front of the Vicarage garden. What I have only found out is that its marvellous scent really comes into its own in the evening – I have the BBC2 Chelsea Flower Show  programme to thank for that observation- and true enough, having smelt it, it is a gorgeous scent. Im guilty of not taking enough time out to smell the scents of nature – and an evenng garden is one of the best places to let the sense of smell run riot. Tomorrow I have some time at Little Gidding, the Retreat House where Deacon Nicholas Ferrer came with his family in 1625. Many notable people have come and gone since then including  T.S Eliot who wrote a poem called Little Gidding as part of his

” Four Quartets” in 1942. I’m not at all notable, but I hope to take some time out to smell the fields and the air and the indefinable scent of the old chapel…

As T S wrote: If you came this way,

taking the route you would be likely to take

from the place you would be likely to come from

If you came this way in may time, you would find

the hedges

White again, in May with voluptuary  sweetness….

I look forward to that voluptuary sweetness…….on Ascension Day.
If you came this way,
Taking the route you would be likely to take
From the place you would be likely to come from,
If you came this way in may time, you would find the hedges
White again, in May, with voluptuary sweetness

If you’ came this way,
Taking the route you would be likely to take
From the place you would be likely to come from,
If you came this way in may time, you would find the hedges
White again, in May, with voluptuary sweetness

May 20, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized

1 Comment »

  1. We’re off to the Chelsea Flower Show tomorrow so I’ll look out for it! But as I’m not among the green-fingered I’m not sure I will know what to look for.

    Comment by Nick | May 21, 2009 | Reply


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