ROSY and Victory Garden
100 years ago was the start of WW1. I have designed an Edwardian style garden with rooms and lawns. It is a celebration of an EnglishGarden inspired by Siegfred Sassoons poem ‘Victory’ when he was tired of reds and wanted to see blues and silvers.
“Return to greet me, colours that were my joy,
Not in the woeful crimson of men slain,
But shining as a garden; come with the streaming
Banners of dawn and sundown after rain.
I want to fill my gaze with blue and silver,
As you look up the path from the red garden you invited to the next room with your eye drawn to the silvers and blues leading you Betula jaquemontii representing the woods.
Like the soldiers thinking of England and home The ROSY charity helps sick children at home by offering respite nursing to terminally , acutely or chronically ill children and babies in their own homes.