Hit me as well.
Written by Ann2
(9/26/2005 3:43 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Lady Russell: Ch 5, penned by Cheryl
which of Elizabeth's plants are for Lady Russell." (ch 5)
That was indeed an intriguing piece of information. I have got loads of questions.
Wonder if a) "Elizabeth" has got some rare or especially treasured plants, which can not be left to the hasardous care of an admiral's wife?
Would these plants have once belonged to the late Lady Elliot ? And is this why they 'belong' to her eldest daughter now?
Or did Sir Walter embellish the garden at Elizabeth's request? How come they are not just part of the gardens and Anne's property as well? Somehow I never pictured Elizabeth Elliot with her hands anywhere near the mould!
b) I understand that part of the plants were often placed outdoors during the warmer months and then hibernating in hothouses. Perhaps they were not uprooted but growing in large pots.
If so, can they have been moved from the Kellynch Hall hothouse to the one at Kellynch Lodge? Does "are for Lady R" mean that they are to be kept in her care while the Elliots are in Bath OR that she has been allowed to make her pick among the peach trees and roses?