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By all these lovely tokens
September days are here,
With summer’s best of weather
And autumn’s best of cheer.

Helen Hunt Jackson - September
The breezes taste
Of apple peel.
The air is full
Of smells to feel-
Ripe fruit, old footballs,
Burning brush,
New books, erasers,
Chalk, and such.
The bee, his hive,
Well-honeyed hum,
And Mother cuts
Like plates washed clean
With suds, the days
Are polished with
A morning haze.

John Updike, September
Learn English in September

Monday Night Owls - 23 September 2019 - The gardens with a waiting list

NatashaTNatashaT Posts: 1,231 Teacher
We read about garden allotments in Germany, and why they have become so popular:


Vocabulary Top 10:

waft - to move lightly through the air

sizzle - to make a hissing sound like the sound water makes when it hits hot metal

groomed - something which is made neat, smooth, or attractive

a far cry from - very different from (something or someone)

bourgeois - having qualities or values associated with the middle class : too concerned about wealth, possessions, and respectable behavior

spawned - to cause (something) to develop or begin : to produce or create (something)

in flux - a series of changes : continuous change

gnome - a statue that looks like a gnome and is often used outside in a garden; a small mythical creature who lives inside the earth and guards treasure

hail from - to have been born or raised in (a place) : to come from (a place)

clock up - to gain or reach (a particular number or amount)

Can you find these kinds of garden spaces in your city/country?
Would you like to have a space like this?

@VictorJosé @Diakha @Just-Learn @Shiny03


  • VictorJoséVictorJosé Posts: 60 ✭✭
    In the public area or in front of the houses in my city we can find gardens with a decorative purpose only, with flower and ornamental plants. Commonly we see the small patch of land on the backyard, where the owners plant fruits and vegetables to themself consume.
  • NatashaTNatashaT Posts: 1,231 Teacher
    @VictorJosé would you plant fruit and vegetables in a public garden if it was available?
  • VictorJoséVictorJosé Posts: 60 ✭✭
    I guess it will be very interesting but depends on the cultural factor, because here in Brazil most people haven´t the habit of respect and maintain the public areas. Nowadays, it is better than I was a child, but we even see public spaces with benches broked and playgrounds out of service. The new generation is changing it, but unfortunately, it´s happening yet. Inside the condominiums, on the order hands, where the rules must be obeyed and the dwellers have a better life standard, consequently we cognize a better cultural behavior and we can farm a collective vegetable garden without the risk of the vandals screw up or the dwellers consume everything without the collective sense.
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