Outside medicine he was a keen gardener

A few years ago I spent a week exploring Scottish gardens that had been tended by a namesake – Peter Gordon, ‘Jobbing Gardener, Forres’. I had considered that, despite having … Continue reading Outside medicine he was a keen gardener

Secret of the Yew Tree

‘If we are on a path of initiation into the secrets of landscape, earthlore and healing, the yew tree can become a powerful heirophant.’ The Ormiston Yew The circular Yew … Continue reading Secret of the Yew Tree

Heaven at last

In 1897, a Newport solicitor,  Robert Walker came across  a tombstone in Kilmany churchyard to an ancient Fife family. On a well-preserved copper plate he found the most beautiful words … Continue reading Heaven at last

TEMPLE [of unknown origin]

Behind Cupar’s Bonnygate, by East Moat Hill, enclosed within a high wall, there is a forlorn, now unroofed, ‘TEMPLE’.  This Category B listed building has survived from the mid-18th century. … Continue reading TEMPLE [of unknown origin]