AS I WAS ARRANGING THE WHITE LILAC I HAD CUT FROM THE GARDEN FOR YESTERDAYS’ POST, I KEPT THINKING OF MY GRANDMOTHER AND THE BEAUTIFUL GARDEN SHE HAD WHEN I WAS A CHILD.
My grandparents’ house dated from the 1920’s, a solid suburban red brick and slightly tudoresque affair, blessed with a large plot to the rear. Over the many years she lived in the house, my grandmother created a wonderful garden with splendid traditional flower borders, the true bowling green lawn – my grandfather was a fine player and used the lawn to practice – a fine collection of roses and a number of specimens of her beloved lilac. My mother has often told me how she would return home with my father from the frequent family gatherings before we children arrived, laden with armfuls of sumptuous lilac blooms that my grandmother had lovingly cut for her.
Having photographed my own flowers in light bright modernish style yesterday, I thought it would be rather nice to take a second set of photos in a more vintage style as a little nod to my grandmother…………….
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