All the facts in this poem about Ella Harding, RFC (later RAF), and her work at the aerodrome and the gifts given to her, are sourced from her diaries at the Imperial War Museum. Other dates are historically accurate, too.
Now is the time to buy your Aguadulce broad bean seeds – big fat chaps that Jack would recognise; even though they do not grow as tall; just as well.
Roberto's been busy in his allotment which is no surprise to those who know this green-fingered poet. The creative juices get the plants growing, which in turn harvests our brilliant fellow's creativity.
Does anything in the household inspire more groans than lawns do at this time of year, especially in this early summer of rain, rain, and even more of it?
The calendar reads 'early Summer' but the weather itself seems to have a rather different plan this June: rain by the reservoirful, cloud to make night of day, and of course ... wind. Fortunately the conditions vary over the kingdom, and the month is young.