a rockery long since started and never finished

sobhan

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what does "a rockery long since started and never finished" in "I followed his gaze to a little pile of stones against the fence, a rockery long since started and never finished" mean?
source: the girl on the train
 
  • Glasguensis

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    English - Scotland
    A rockery is a type of feature found in a garden where plants are planted amongst rocks. long since = long ago.
    A rockery had been started long ago (the rocks had been placed there) but had not been finished (the work of arranging the stones and planting had not been completed).
     

    Andygc

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    British English
    sobhan, could you try to give full information about your source? Like this: The Girl on the Train. A novel by Paula Hawkins. Notice the use of capitals in the title and at the beginning of every sentence in my post. I also end my sentences with punctuation (. ! ?). Please do the same.

    A rockery long since started - it has been a long time since somebody started to build the rockery. The work of making the rockery has not been completed.

    (Cross-posted with Glasguensis, with whom I agree.)
     

    sobhan

    Senior Member
    PERSIAN
    A rockery is a type of feature found in a garden where plants are planted amongst rocks. long since = long ago.
    A rockery had been started long ago (the rocks had been placed there) but had not been finished (the work of arranging the stones and planting had not been completed).
    many many thanks
     

    sobhan

    Senior Member
    PERSIAN
    sobhan, could you try to give full information about your source? Like this: The Girl on the Train. A novel by Paula Hawkins. Notice the use of capitals in the title and at the beginning of every sentence in my post. I also end my sentences with punctuation (. ! ?). Please do the same.

    A rockery long since started - it has been a long time since somebody started to build the rockery. The work of making the rockery has not been completed.

    (Cross-posted with Glasguensis, with whom I agree.)
    sure
     
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