Some of the history of the village of Bridge of Allan
This film is a re-imagining of finding Newton Mausloeum. This mausoleum was built before 1809 [for Alexander Gordon whose family wealth came from trading slaves]. The Newton Mausoleum is beside … Continue reading The Secret Garden
In a forthcoming film I will try to share, what I can, of an unknown gardener. Meantime, here are some words of literary gardeners, past and present:
St Saviours Scottish Episcopal Church, 21 Fountain Rd, Bridge of Allan is undergoing repairs: providing easier access, right to the top!
This post is for the wonderful Monty Don.
A few years back: my daughter made this sketch for my 50th birthday. [the words on ‘outlines’ are by Vladimir Nabakov]
I was delighted to return home from work yesterday to find that Rachel had bought, on vinyl, The music from Bagpuss! Songs from Bagpuss often feature in my films.
When as a family we first came to Bridge of Allan, almost twenty years ago now, I planted a Mulberry Tree in our front garden. I have always been fond … Continue reading Mulberry tree
This is from life, I was there: exploring secrets hidden behind shapes, colours and scents – the smell of that philadelphus, god almighty! In Canto One I lived on, flew … Continue reading Canto One
allium and ferns in oor gairden