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  • Kindle Edition
  • 126 pages
  • Old Herbaceous: A Novel of the Garden
  • Reginald Arkell
  • Italian
  • 08 September 2016

10 thoughts on “Old Herbaceous: A Novel of the Garden

  1. Miss M Miss M says:

    The description makes this sound a bit arch but really it's of a gentle storyAvailable for download at the Internet Archive


  2. Peter Peter says:

    I purchased this original 1950's copy because of the John Minton artwork which is printed in green rather than the usual old black finish for this type of illustrationA novel about gardening A good read uncomplicated and very relaxing Nothing epic happens it's just a pleasant read that allows one to relax and truely forget the world A beautiful pastoral pleasureWould I recommend this? Maybe not it is a very acuired taste like putting on an old and battered pair of shoes you know you should get rid of them but they are so comfortableRecommended


  3. Susan Susan says:

    I don't know how to review this book because it was so different from anything I've ever read It reminds me of so many books The Pilgrimage of Harold Fry the Flavia de Luce books by Alan Bradley Agatha Christie Miss Marple loved her garden even the Downtown Abbey TV shows but it's not like any of those No murders take place in these greenhousesWritten in 1951 it has recently been reissued It's a simple uiet uickly read story of the life of this man Herbert Pinnegar the head gardener at a manor house in England The story opens with him at the end of his life looking back on everything he had gone throughYou will love this if you are an Anglophile as I am this couldn't have been British If you're a gardener you will love this book although I'm just a wanna be green thumb If you like delicate narrative with characters painted with the brush of a humane hand this book is for youI'm lucky to have come across a mention of the reissure of this book wonderful wonderful


  4. Leslie Leslie says:

    If you should happen to read this lovely book about the life of a curmudgeonly yet charming head gardener of an English country manor house and not be touched there must be something wrong with you Perhaps some childhood trauma left you unable to feel; unable to appreciate the graciousness of a noble heart well placed at last after an ignominious beginning This heartwarming I can't believe I used that corny word but there it is work of fiction celebrates uietly the better parts of human nature It is a soothing balm to the world weary among us who like me can not even bear the harsh realities of the evening news It reminded me that there are good people out there Old Herbacious is an all too short application of cheer on a gloomy winter's day


  5. Bettie Bettie says:

    Free download mists be on the river bedThe roses all be gone;And here be I about to dieWith Harvest coming onDear Lord I've traipsed some weary milesI'll be main glad to rest awhilesThe folk'll soon be in the fieldsA getting in the grain;For most of those the time You've choseBe awkerd in the mainThough not so bad 'tis sure for theyAs be a workin' by the daySeptember be a better monthFor all the carter men;And when I die don't signifySo let I bide till thenThe wagons'll be standing byAnd there'll be time to bury Ifrom green FingersAgainOpening It was one of those mild autumn mornings when early mist had turned to soft rain and water dripped from everything No real touch of winter yet; just a soft pause between the seasons giving you the best of both Not too warm as it had been; not too cold as it would be This was the time of year and the time of day that the old man loved best He couldn't get around so much now but they had made up his bed by the cottage window and there he would sit half waking and half sleeping dreaming of this and thatFrom where he sat propped up among his cushions he could see into the Manor gardens Not what they were—not by a long chalk Mind you it was only fair to admit they were still a bit short handed and you had to take the dry summer into account but these young fellows ought to have made a better job of it than that When he was a young chap he had to move at double their pace No slipping off when the clock struck for him Hours he'd spent watering when the sun was off the borders But not to day That meant overtime and where was the money to pay for that? So the old garden wasn't what it had been when he was in charge


  6. Katherine Katherine says:

    I don't know what it is about gardening books that so enthralls me since I'm only a passable gardener myself I suspect a goodly portion of it is simply that I wish I were a genuinely green thumbed individual It's not that I haven't made an effort starting with small plants I found while camping that I'd attempt to transplant from their native mountain to my home soil Never successfully On to taking a horticulture class in college that I well and truly enjoyed Eventually at one point I decided my growing skills were best limited to children I was blessed to raise five roses which I dearly love and herbs which are somehow able to thrive in poor soil with very little care once they are established My three cultivating loves are still in that particular order my children roses and herbs And every so often with expected regularity I feel compelled to read yet another gardening memoir or novel perhaps for the dreaming or wishing element it provides than from any real improvement in my skills Yes this was still another gardening book of that sort the kind that calls to me and allows me to fall under its spell and enjoy the fantasy that in another place and time perhaps another life my dream might have been realized A delightful novel of a young boy taken under the wing of the lady of the manor and who eventually grows up to be not only her head gardener but her friend as well Sometimes laugh aloud funny and other times touchingly poignant A wonderful fiction selection for any gardener or gardener wannabe like myself


  7. Andrea Andrea says:

    A simple short and sweet read Enjoy with a glass of lemonade after weeding your own little patch or pinching your own potted herbs and be glad for the little kindnessess that make the world bloom


  8. Ivan Ivan says:

    Yet another life at the manor house novel but this one is a bit different as the focus is on the head gardener This isn't great art or high literature whit it is a very fine novel the chronicles a singular life It is very well written with some truly fine passages


  9. Sylvester Sylvester says:

    I am becoming and fond of books about gardeners I will probably always be looking for another Henry and never find him but that's alright as long as I keep coming upon fellows like Old Herbaceous Chock full of charm how else to describe it? A story about the rise of a misfit boy to head gardener of an estate


  10. Lynne - The Book Squirrel Lynne - The Book Squirrel says:

    Loved it Had to read it after seeing the one man show last week


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Old Herbaceous: A Novel of the Garden❴Download❵ ✤ Old Herbaceous: A Novel of the Garden Author Reginald Arkell – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Nato sul finire dell’era vittoriana Bert Pinnegar è un orfanello goffo e impacciato con una gamba più lunga dell’altra Dopo aver trascorso l’infanzia tra i campi a raccogliere fiori selvatici A Novel PDF ☆ Nato sul finire dell’era vittoriana Bert Pinnegar è un orfanello goffo e impacciato con una gamba più lunga dell’altra Dopo aver trascorso l’infanzia tra i campi a raccogliere fiori selvatici e a evitare contadini arrabbiati a uattordici anni Bert inizia il suo apprendistato come giardiniere di una nobile dimora e nel corso degli Herbaceous: A Novel of the PDF \ anni ne diventa il leggendario capo giardiniere soprannominato “Il Vecchio Gramigna” La sua Old Herbaceous: PDF/EPUB or fama valica i confini della tenuta egli è il giudice più stimato in ualsiasi competizione florovivaistica nonché il mago delle coltivazioni più bizzarre le sue fragole in Aprile sono proverbiali così come alcune varietà di fiori dai colori inimitabili frutto di un’attenta e puntigliosa cura che lo porta spesso ad ingaggiare vere e proprie dispute sulla fioritura delle begonie Inframmezzato da piccole perle di saggezza sulla cura Herbaceous: A Novel PDF/EPUB ã delle piante uesto romanzo è non solo un intelligente e comico ritratto di un personaggio che ricorderà ai lettori il maggiordomo Jeeves ma anche un omaggio tenero e nostalgico alla vita di campagna e all’arte del giardinaggio visti attraverso settant’anni di cambiamenti sociali.


About the Author: Reginald Arkell

A Novel PDF ☆ Reginald Arkell was a British script writer and comic novelist who wrote many musical plays for the London theatre The most popular of those was an adaptation of the spoof history book and All That —and all that A Musical Comedy based on that Memorable History by Sellar and Yeatman He was Herbaceous: A Novel of the PDF \ the author of A Cottage in the Country and the Green Fingers series Old Herbaceous: PDF/EPUB or of garden verseArkell was bo.


10 thoughts on “Old Herbaceous: A Novel of the Garden

  1. Miss M Miss M says:

    The description makes this sound a bit arch but really it's of a gentle storyAvailable for download at the Internet Archive

  2. Peter Peter says:

    I purchased this original 1950's copy because of the John Minton artwork which is printed in green rather than the usual old black finish for this type of illustrationA novel about gardening A good read uncomplicated and very relaxing Nothing epic happens it's just a pleasant read that allows one to relax and truely forget the world A beautiful pastoral pleasureWould I recommend this? Maybe not it is a very acuired taste like putting on an old and battered pair of shoes you know you should get rid of them but they are so comfortableRecommended

  3. Susan Susan says:

    I don't know how to review this book because it was so different from anything I've ever read It reminds me of so many books The Pilgrimage of Harold Fry the Flavia de Luce books by Alan Bradley Agatha Christie Miss Marple loved her garden even the Downtown Abbey TV shows but it's not like any of those No murders take place in these greenhousesWritten in 1951 it has recently been reissued It's a simple uiet uickly read story of the life of this man Herbert Pinnegar the head gardener at a manor house in England The story opens with him at the end of his life looking back on everything he had gone throughYou will love this if you are an Anglophile as I am this couldn't have been British If you're a gardener you will love this book although I'm just a wanna be green thumb If you like delicate narrative with characters painted with the brush of a humane hand this book is for youI'm lucky to have come across a mention of the reissure of this book wonderful wonderful

  4. Leslie Leslie says:

    If you should happen to read this lovely book about the life of a curmudgeonly yet charming head gardener of an English country manor house and not be touched there must be something wrong with you Perhaps some childhood trauma left you unable to feel; unable to appreciate the graciousness of a noble heart well placed at last after an ignominious beginning This heartwarming I can't believe I used that corny word but there it is work of fiction celebrates uietly the better parts of human nature It is a soothing balm to the world weary among us who like me can not even bear the harsh realities of the evening news It reminded me that there are good people out there Old Herbacious is an all too short application of cheer on a gloomy winter's day

  5. Bettie Bettie says:

    Free download mists be on the river bedThe roses all be gone;And here be I about to dieWith Harvest coming onDear Lord I've traipsed some weary milesI'll be main glad to rest awhilesThe folk'll soon be in the fieldsA getting in the grain;For most of those the time You've choseBe awkerd in the mainThough not so bad 'tis sure for theyAs be a workin' by the daySeptember be a better monthFor all the carter men;And when I die don't signifySo let I bide till thenThe wagons'll be standing byAnd there'll be time to bury Ifrom green FingersAgainOpening It was one of those mild autumn mornings when early mist had turned to soft rain and water dripped from everything No real touch of winter yet; just a soft pause between the seasons giving you the best of both Not too warm as it had been; not too cold as it would be This was the time of year and the time of day that the old man loved best He couldn't get around so much now but they had made up his bed by the cottage window and there he would sit half waking and half sleeping dreaming of this and thatFrom where he sat propped up among his cushions he could see into the Manor gardens Not what they were—not by a long chalk Mind you it was only fair to admit they were still a bit short handed and you had to take the dry summer into account but these young fellows ought to have made a better job of it than that When he was a young chap he had to move at double their pace No slipping off when the clock struck for him Hours he'd spent watering when the sun was off the borders But not to day That meant overtime and where was the money to pay for that? So the old garden wasn't what it had been when he was in charge

  6. Katherine Katherine says:

    I don't know what it is about gardening books that so enthralls me since I'm only a passable gardener myself I suspect a goodly portion of it is simply that I wish I were a genuinely green thumbed individual It's not that I haven't made an effort starting with small plants I found while camping that I'd attempt to transplant from their native mountain to my home soil Never successfully On to taking a horticulture class in college that I well and truly enjoyed Eventually at one point I decided my growing skills were best limited to children I was blessed to raise five roses which I dearly love and herbs which are somehow able to thrive in poor soil with very little care once they are established My three cultivating loves are still in that particular order my children roses and herbs And every so often with expected regularity I feel compelled to read yet another gardening memoir or novel perhaps for the dreaming or wishing element it provides than from any real improvement in my skills Yes this was still another gardening book of that sort the kind that calls to me and allows me to fall under its spell and enjoy the fantasy that in another place and time perhaps another life my dream might have been realized A delightful novel of a young boy taken under the wing of the lady of the manor and who eventually grows up to be not only her head gardener but her friend as well Sometimes laugh aloud funny and other times touchingly poignant A wonderful fiction selection for any gardener or gardener wannabe like myself

  7. Andrea Andrea says:

    A simple short and sweet read Enjoy with a glass of lemonade after weeding your own little patch or pinching your own potted herbs and be glad for the little kindnessess that make the world bloom

  8. Ivan Ivan says:

    Yet another life at the manor house novel but this one is a bit different as the focus is on the head gardener This isn't great art or high literature whit it is a very fine novel the chronicles a singular life It is very well written with some truly fine passages

  9. Sylvester Sylvester says:

    I am becoming and fond of books about gardeners I will probably always be looking for another Henry and never find him but that's alright as long as I keep coming upon fellows like Old Herbaceous Chock full of charm how else to describe it? A story about the rise of a misfit boy to head gardener of an estate

  10. Lynne - The Book Squirrel Lynne - The Book Squirrel says:

    Loved it Had to read it after seeing the one man show last week

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