A few years ago I spent a week exploring Scottish gardens that had been tended by a namesake – Peter Gordon, ‘Jobbing Gardener, Forres’. I had considered that, despite having … Continue reading Outside medicine he was a keen gardener
I have been scraping our rusty and paint-flaked garden gate. This gate dates back to 1880, the same date as our house. I wonder how many folk have opened and … Continue reading More of a journey than a gateway
I have been pruning the fruit trees in our garden and am now puggled! I find that being outdoors helps bring a sense of proportion.
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’