Outside medicine he was a keen gardener

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

Secret of the Yew Tree

‘If we are on a path of initiation into the secrets of landscape, earthlore and healing, the yew tree can become a powerful heirophant.’ The Ormiston Yew The circular Yew … Continue reading Secret of the Yew Tree

‘a useless and unhealthy puddle’

Earlier this year I put together an account of the history of East Princes Street Gardens which was primarily based upon the research of Connie Byrom: Recently, John Adam, a … Continue reading ‘a useless and unhealthy puddle’

A gifted pioneer

Of the folk that I would have loved to have met, Robert Louis Stevenson would be first. Next would be Walter Scott. At this “impossible table” I would include one other: Colin McWilliam. … Continue reading A gifted pioneer