Posted by Katariina on July 03, 1997 at 07:09:07:
In reply to Re: Gardening posted by Caroline on July 02, 1997 at 23:01:04
Wow. Thanks, Caroline!
Of course, some country gentlemen, like Mr Knightley, grew strawberries. I believe he had quite a big strawberry field, as he could invite a big party to pick them. Not like having some in your garden. I really enjoyed that scene in Emma3, with the servants moving their pillows, so that they could pick strawberries "so naturally" à la Mrs Elton.
Would they go out to pick wild berries and mushrooms? Or would they send their servants? Or was this only for peasants? If so, could the peasants pick them on the gentry's lands? In Finland we have a law called "everyman's rights", which allows you for example to pick wild berries where ever you want, but there is no such law in England, I think.
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