“In order to begin to heal”

Sir Tom Devine, the Herald, Sunday 14 June 2020: D U N I R A, a lost garden, which Nature is healing:

150 feet above the rest of us

At the weekend, our daughter Rachel made a BLACK LIVES MATTER sign and put it up in our front window beside the RAINBOW that she had previously made with her … Continue reading 150 feet above the rest of us

‘These buds of love’

I once made a film about the lost garden of  D U N I R A . A number of years later, I came across this verse inscribed on a … Continue reading ‘These buds of love’

F I N D I N G S

‘FINDINGS’ by Kathleen Jamie is a book that you should read. Kathleen’s way of seeing wowed John Berger. No wonder. Here are some of my favourite findings from FINDINGS:   … Continue reading F I N D I N G S

The Gardener

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:

Ruins: by a ‘modern ruin’

Mavisbank: Hatton House: Gladney House: Temple of Decision: Gartincaber: Rossie Castle: Auchtavan, Glen Fearder: Barnbarroch House: Meigle steading: Jerah: Straid, Comrie: Bishopfauld, Comrie: Edmonstone Estate, Edinburgh: Amisfield Estate: Kennetpans: The … Continue reading Ruins: by a ‘modern ruin’

‘I don’t seem to feel my age’

I am looking forward to more little expeditions in 2018 with my friend Ian. This image was taken at the lost garden of Dunira, Perthshire. The words are from ‘Offshore’ … Continue reading ‘I don’t seem to feel my age’

Dawdle to sniff the beauty of the world

This is a film about Dunira’s lost garden (near Comrie) This film is in part, a celebration of nature over narcissism. Music credits: (1) ‘Clouds gathered’ – by Terry Davies … Continue reading Dawdle to sniff the beauty of the world