New Home, New Garden

#OTD 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."
 
 
 
 


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Virginia Woolf
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