"I like gardening because it keeps me out of mischief"

“I like gardening because it keeps me out of mischief”

English Women in their garden; doing some High-End gardening.

Nancy Lancaster with hat, (via)
and without hat……photographed by Valerie Finnis(via)

 

Parsley Muir enjoying a little light watering….. photographed by Valerie Finnis (via)

Lady Rhoda Birley readying herself for some heavy pruning.

photographed by Valerie Finis (via)
Pictures above are from the book “Gardenpeople: The photographs of Valerie Finnis“. This is a marvelous visual tribute to English gardening practicing in post-war British horticulture.

Vita Sackville-West (1882-1962) at Sissinghurst (via)

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