Posted by Henry on February 15, 2004
In Reply to: Henry, take a bow posted by Bob on February 15, 2004
: : : : : : : I'd like to know weather the phrase "fastidid encourous" from the text New Garden Roses by Gertrude Jekyll and Edward Mawley exist and what is the meaning of the phrase.
: : : : : : : If anyone can help me I'd be most pleased.
: : : : : : Here's the passage. There may be a typo. I'm not familiar with the text. Anyone know if this is Latin or whatever?
: : : : : : Roses are so comparatively modest, they are so accommodating and so little fastidid encourous that with very moderate preparation an agement they can be made to succeed in much poorer soils. Then it is but few that aspire to the honours of the show table, while nearly every one who is master of a rood of land now desires to enjoy it as a garden.
: : : : : : http://www.rosarian.com/jekyll/roses/chapter1.html
: : : : : There's obviously some corruption here - D ENCOUR has been misplaced! It should read; Roses are so comparatively modest, they are so accommodating and so little fastidious that with very moderate preparation anD ENCOURagement they can be made to succeed in much poorer soils.
: : : : Very good!
: : : Good shootin', Henry!
: : That answers my question about "agement."
And I will make thee beds of roses
And a thousand fragrant posies.
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