Letters to his gardener

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

Lady Stair’s garden

I read about Lady Stair’s garden in last week’s Scotland on Sunday. What an inspiring gardener Davina clearly was. I would have loved to have met her. DAVINA Dalrymple, Countess … Continue reading Lady Stair’s garden

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

The Ormiston Yew

I visited the Ormiston Yew on Monday 7th September 2020:

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

Pereunt et Imputantur

The fourth film in a series on our garden Music Credit: The Garden (acoustic cover)

so alive

This is the third film based on our garden. Music credit: ‘Garden’ by C. Duncan