The Secret Garden

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

from End to End

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

Cothall

140 years ago, Cothall, on the Altyre Estate, was home to four families. It is my understanding (going by the census returns and the window counts therein) that in the … Continue reading Cothall

Cut & Paste

Yesterday we went to the “Cut and Paste | 400 Years of Collage” exhibition at the Scottish National Gallery Of Modern Art (Modern Two). Here are some images that I … Continue reading Cut & Paste

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:

April 1963

Thanks to Geoff and Joy Darracott, Pentwyn, for keeping this newspaper from the time of Dai and Eileen’s marriage:

Extinction Rebellion

As featured in yesterday’s Perthshire Courier. Recently I visited the Dundee V & A with family and put together a post called ‘Scottish Design‘: All pictures taken at V & … Continue reading Extinction Rebellion

The music from Bagpuss

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.

Girgenti: footnotes and forget-me-nots

Introducing Girgenti At Girgenti you can still hear two girls sing. Girgenti followed Paestum From Thimble Row to Discoveries:

Discoveries at Gigenti

This is my final film on Girgenti: