This film is a re-imagining of finding Newton Mausloeum. This mausoleum was built before 1809 [for Alexander Gordon whose family wealth came from trading slaves]. The Newton Mausoleum is beside … Continue reading The Secret Garden
This short artistic film is about a gardener, who I call ‘the gentle gardener’. This Victorian gardener carried the same name as me. He died in 1885 aged 57 years: … Continue reading from End to End
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:
St Saviours Scottish Episcopal Church, 21 Fountain Rd, Bridge of Allan is undergoing repairs: providing easier access, right to the top!
This post is for the wonderful Monty Don.
A few years back: my daughter made this sketch for my 50th birthday. [the words on ‘outlines’ are by Vladimir Nabakov]
I was delighted to return home from work yesterday to find that Rachel had bought, on vinyl, The music from Bagpuss! Songs from Bagpuss often feature in my films.
Introducing Girgenti At Girgenti you can still hear two girls sing. Girgenti followed Paestum From Thimble Row to Discoveries:
This is my final film on Girgenti:
When as a family we first came to Bridge of Allan, almost twenty years ago now, I planted a Mulberry Tree in our front garden. I have always been fond … Continue reading Mulberry tree
This is from life, I was there: exploring secrets hidden behind shapes, colours and scents – the smell of that philadelphus, god almighty! In Canto One I lived on, flew … Continue reading Canto One