Letters to his gardener

The Letters of John Cockburn of Ormistoun to His Gardener, 1727-1744,  can be read in full here.

The gardener of Finca Vigia

This is from  t h e  s c a n d a l  o f  t h e  c e nt u r y  by Gabriel García Márquez:

the scandal of the century [and other writings]

I am currently reading these stories by Gabriel García Márquez: The Editor’s note to this book of stories begins: Gabriel García Márquez called journalism “the best job in the world” and he … Continue reading the scandal of the century [and other writings]

Full of Energy

Patrick Geddes, a long dead gardener, geographer and philosopher has been a guide for me in approaching the world. This film is for Patrick Geddes. Music credit: ‘Cosmic Love’ by … Continue reading Full of Energy

Can you hear the bumblebees swarm?

Music credit: A cover of ‘Strawberry Blond’ by Austin Lawrence:

In the middle of the Yew

My fascination with Yew trees has neither a beginning nor an end.  

Would you Adam and Eve it?

I was recently traveling through the charming village of Stenton in East Lothian and came across Adam and Eve!

Keep Digging

March 1971; the advice of Dr David G. Hessayon: Note: the above photograph is of Cothall tool shed, Altyre, Moray.

“A fantastic space for the community and visitors”

I was delighted to read of this appointment.  I would like to wish Kate White all the very best in her new role. I am particularly passionate about community gardens … Continue reading “A fantastic space for the community and visitors”

a gardening hand

Five short films on Mossgrove garden, Bridge of Allan: I would like to dedicate this series of films to my cousin Adrian.

Everything is growing in our garden

The fifth film in a series on our garden. Music credit: Garden Song – a cover of this Phoebe Bridgers song by Anton TL