by Beverley Nichols

Long experience has taught me
that people who do not like geraniums have
something morally unsound about them.
Sooner or later, you will find them out;
you will discover that they drink,
or steal books,
or speak sharply to cats.
Never trust a man or a woman
who is not passionately devoted to
geraniums.

 

 

Note: All week long, The Daily Gardener is sharing quotes from the author Beverley Nichols.
Today I'm sharing some excerpts from his fabulous book Merry Hall. Merry Hall was part of Nichol's later trilogy written between 1951 and 1956. It shares Nichols's highs and lows of renovating Merry Hall, a Georgian manor house in Surrey. Nichols lived here for ten years from 1946 to 1956.
Today's excerpt is from Merry Hall.


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