Our once new but now auld greenhouse was named after Ian Hamilton Finlay’s garden. In the recent gales several glass panes have been blown out and our greenhouse is now … Continue reading Where is now?
In the current BMJ, Peter Brennan explains ‘why . . . I garden’.
One of my favorite shrubs does not flower. It is called parrotia persica and each year it gives a wonderful display with every leaf unique in differing colours. The parrotia … Continue reading p a r r o t i a p e r s i c a
I only have a phone for work and it is not “Smart”. I have therefore always relied – in my time as a doctor – on old-fashioned diaries! The above … Continue reading My work diaries
I have recently taken a most difficult decision: I have decided to retire as a doctor from the beginning of next year (2020). I really will miss being a doctor … Continue reading ‘borrowed words’
In what follows I have selected some of my favourite quotes from Don Quixote by Miguel De Cervantes and imaginatively/adventurously/romantically ‘linked’ them with some of my creative work:
Gelston castle, outside Castle Douglas:
When in Galloway we visited the wonderful Logan Botanic Garden. The sun was out – and it was both exotic and homely – even as autumn began:
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