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|Well,they were not the fashion in large estate landscape gardens,
Written by JulieW
(4/20/2008 4:46 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, The Fruit of Knowledge, you know, penned by Tarn
So what the Martins are doing is creating a pretty but prudent and prosperous place to live. It is, in fact, a typical English cotage garden,where fruit and vegtables are grown in conjunction with ormamental plants. Space was of prime importance,and so a cottage garden not only looked pretty but was productive in the most practical sense, too.
There are lots of references to apples-possibly the most famous and ancient of English fruits- in Emma,and though I didn't intend it,its become a sort of theme/focus for me this group read.
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