Collection of poems about gardens, countryside and life. Gloria the Gorgeous. Gloria the Gorgeous is a favourite phrase of mine, I use it when I talk to plants, as they like a bit of rhyme. It's not that we like Latin, or know just what it means, It's a little idiosyncrasy meaning all's not what it seems. It started with the foxglove one warm and muggy night, As I staggered through the garden, towards the kitchen light, I'd cursed on falling over, and fell and hurt my head. I awoke to a conversation, and this is what they said, The sot has fallen over, he's drunk and off his head, If he falls on us we've had it, I hope the bugger's dead. I listened very carefully, just to get it right And I heard one tell another that I had called them all a blight The primrose and the daffodil said they never meant really cared It wasn't worth the bother when coming from a nerd. I just could not believe it, plants had another life, I had a talking garden, So crawled in to tell the wife.
Allotment gardening is becoming increasingly popular as people discover that growing their own organic vegetables, fruits and herbs is an attractive and achievable option. Allotment gardening also has additional benefits: it's an excellent way to take exercise and be sociable, and it can be therapeutic.
""Its writing makes Pyle a peer of the classic writers in the field of fantasy."" - Elizabeth Nesbitt. Well-known for his stories of King Arthur and Robin Hood, this time Howard Pyle transports children to a different but unforgettable and faraway magical land - where a young boy discovers a treasury of lost riches, where youngsters always play, and no one ever cries. 10 illustrations.
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