Ursula Bethell Quotes

‘Established’ is a good word, much used in garden books,
‘the plant, when established’ …
Oh, become established quickly, quickly, garden!
For I am fugitive, I am very fugitive –
Those that come after me will gather these roses,
And watch, as I do now, the white wisteria
Burst, in the sunshine, from its pale green sheath.
Planned. Planted. Established. Then neglected,
Till at last the loiterer by the gate will wonder
At the old, old cottage, the old wooden cottage,
And say, ‘One might build here, the view is glorious;
This must have been a pretty garden once.