New Home, New Garden
On this day in1920, Virginia Woolf was gardening with her husband, Leonard, at the new home they had bought the previous year.
She wrote about it in her diary:
"The first pure joy of the garden... Weeding all day to finish the beds in a queers sort of enthusiasm which made me say this is happiness. Gladioli standing in troops; the mock orange out. We were out till 9 at night, though the evening was cold. Both stiff and scratched all over today, with chocolate earth in our nails."