the scandal of the century [and other writings]

I am currently reading these stories by Gabriel García Márquez: The Editor’s note to this book of stories begins: Gabriel García Márquez called journalism “the best job in the world” and he … Continue reading the scandal of the century [and other writings]

The Ormiston Yew

I visited the Ormiston Yew on Monday 7th September 2020:

In the middle of the Yew

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

Keep Digging

March 1971; the advice of Dr David G. Hessayon: Note: the above photograph is of Cothall tool shed, Altyre, Moray.

“A fantastic space for the community and visitors”

I was delighted to read of this appointment.  I would like to wish Kate White all the very best in her new role. I am particularly passionate about community gardens … Continue reading “A fantastic space for the community and visitors”

“rock that is older than thought”

In today’s Herald, Rab McNeill shares the wonder of reading previously unpublished poems by Nan Shepherd and how this inspired him to add a line from one of these poems … Continue reading “rock that is older than thought”

extraordinarily delicate

There is something extraordinarily delicate about Japanese anemones, yet they are as tough as ‘weeds’!

a gardening hand

Five short films on Mossgrove garden, Bridge of Allan: I would like to dedicate this series of films to my cousin Adrian.

Everything is growing in our garden

The fifth film in a series on our garden. Music credit: Garden Song – a cover of this Phoebe Bridgers song by Anton TL

Pereunt et Imputantur

The fourth film in a series on our garden Music Credit: The Garden (acoustic cover)

so alive

This is the third film based on our garden. Music credit: ‘Garden’ by C. Duncan

reaching like a sweet pea for the sun

This is the second film I have made for a series on our garden. Music credit: Scarborough Fair – a beautiful cover of this Simon and Garfunkel song by Mike … Continue reading reaching like a sweet pea for the sun