Chapter Two of Part Three of ‘Decline and Fall’

In Chapter Two of  Part Three of ‘Decline and Fall’ by Evelyn Waugh, the prison Governor asks  ‘D.4.12’ [Paul Pennyfeather]:  ‘I wonder whether you have narcissistic tendencies? Did you lead … Continue reading Chapter Two of Part Three of ‘Decline and Fall’

Scottish Gardener

With the Covid-19 pandemic and ‘lock down’ I have been retreating into the garden where I need not distance myself from the emerging green shoots of life. I have recently … Continue reading Scottish Gardener

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.  

How is he, that gentle gardener?

   

Garden Archaeology

My friend Ian gave me this book. Here are a few passages: This post is dedicated to Chris Currie who wrote this book but died in 1993 before it was … Continue reading Garden Archaeology

Not so, the artist says

Yesterday I broke the rules, well the rules of my College. I had included the Royal College of Psychiatrist crest in a personal perspective on psychiatry, though I did make … Continue reading Not so, the artist says

Gardens of the Mind

I have put together this post in my appreciation for Geoffrey Jellicoe (1900 -1996). Jellicoe was an architect, landscape architect, historian, traveller, lecturer and author. He has been a lasting … Continue reading Gardens of the Mind