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
The career, and it would seem the passion and love of Peter Gordon (1823-1885) ‘the gentle gardener’, began at Newton, Rayne, in Aberdeenshire. The ‘gentle gardener’ then traveled to Edinburgh … Continue reading “Consider the perfection of the infinite unseen”
I came across this much broken and worn tombstone in Kirkliston Kirkyard. I believe it commemorates Alexander Gibson who was 50 years a gardener at Newliston House.
My friend Ian gave me this book. Here are a few passages: This post is dedicated to Chris Currie who wrote this book but died in 1993 before it was … Continue reading Garden Archaeology
I have always been fascinated with gateways. This is the first in a series of G A T E K E E P E R films. Let it be clear: … Continue reading Gatekeeper [summer edition]
I recall a round-table discussion of many years ago between senior NHS doctors and senior NHS managers. I offered a philosophical perspective on ageing and memory but was interrupted by … Continue reading Some say
For my birthday my wife bought me the Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire edition of the “Buildings of Scotland”. I was interested to come across this description of Carstairs State Hospital: In … Continue reading “An atmosphere of calm boredom”
EGOs get in the way of life and land. I was awarded every award in my post-medical landscape. But awards are not signs to be posted on maps. Let nature … Continue reading Scottish Chapter Prize