near my dear home there’s a garden

This short film is about a walled garden that lost it’s walls and is now surounded by motorways: Music credits: [1] ‘The Kings Speech’ – Alexandre Desplat [2] ‘Is there … Continue reading near my dear home there’s a garden

Gartshore Garden Party

This film is about the gardens of Gartshore House, near Kirkintilloch. Gartshore was owned by the Whitelaw family. Gartshore House was demolished in 1955. Music credits: (1) ‘Scott Walker Revisited’ … Continue reading Gartshore Garden Party

‘The sweetest and most lasting of perfumes’

When I came across this Victorian advertisement – in the Kirkintilloch Gazette – for “PETAL DUST [as suplied to the Queen]” my mind immediately returned to Rachel [as a child] … Continue reading ‘The sweetest and most lasting of perfumes’

Volunteer gardener

I feel most fortunate to be a volunteer gardener for Bannockburn House Trust. The purchase of Bannockburn House was the biggest community buy out of its kind in the UK … Continue reading Volunteer gardener