Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Perennial Favorites

Visited these 6 homes on a large piece of land (about 25 acres). It's part of 'Perennial' a group that helps older people with lifelong service as gardeners and to those with accommodation problems, and to help those that are at the end of their gardening life. What a great idea!
This group has been helping gardeners for a long time and in 1852 Charles Dickens wrote "…His gains are not great and knows gold and silver more as being the colours of fruit and flowers than by their presence in his pockets. He is subjected to that kind of labour which renders him peculiarly liable to infirmity and when old age comes upon him, the gardener is, of all men perhaps, best able to appreciate the benefits of the Institution…”

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