Memory Lane

My base for wandering and wondering in the north east of Scotland was the Station Hotel, Insch. I was in the Dunnydeer room and had a window view to the … Continue reading Memory Lane

t e m p l e

[Castle S E M P L E] Today I visited a “temple”. It now a ruinous shell. It has out-survived it’s castle and all that ever grew in the castle’s … Continue reading t e m p l e

Miss Christina Gib

This page is a work-in-progress. It is about Maulesden House, Brechin which was demolished shortly after WWII. Miss Christina Gib (1824-1863), who was born at Maulesden House, compiled musical notebooks … Continue reading Miss Christina Gib

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:

‘I am La Louve. I am Longmeadow.’

This post is for the wonderful Monty Don.  

Canto One

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

How is he, that gentle gardener?

   

A room with a view

A few selected passages or sentences from ‘A room with a view’ by E M Forster:

50 years a gardener

I came across this much broken and worn tombstone in Kirkliston Kirkyard. I believe it commemorates Alexander Gibson who was 50 years a gardener at Newliston House.