Linnaeo Posuit

I would very much have liked to have met Frances Jane Hope and for her to show me her garden at Wardie Lodge, Granton, Edinburgh.In the mid-19th century, Frances Jane … Continue reading Linnaeo Posuit

Eagle and Henderson

One of my obessesions is with gates and gateways. The above gateway was designed in the 1840s for the Leith Walk Nursery of Eagle and Henderson: Eagle and Henderson called … Continue reading Eagle and Henderson

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

In the middle of the Yew

My fascination with Yew trees has neither a beginning nor an end.