In May of this year I visited an estate near Newport in Fife that had just been sold. I found the faux-Tudor-Italianate House to be dilapidated, and to my eyes, … Continue reading “Sold to one of Scotland’s wealthiest women”
Yesterday I had a lovely day out with my mum and my older sister. The sun was shining and we followed the coastal route to North Berwick. It was braw … Continue reading A day out with . . .
On a Wednesday morning I support a young man in developing his working role with StartUp. I feel so fortunate to help at StartUp and all the volunteers are just … Continue reading “Recognised for their inspiration”
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 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
[Castle S E M P L E] Today I visited a “temple”. It now a ruinous shell. It has out-survived it’s castle and all that ever grew in the castle’s … Continue reading t e m p l e
At the beginning of the week I visited an estate near Newport in Fife that has just been sold. The faux-Tudor-Italianate House is dilapidated, and to my eyes, not attractive. … Continue reading The oval walled garden
I am fortunate to be a volunteer helping the Charity Green Routes. I do this on a Thursday, a day that I do not work for the NHS. Currently I … Continue reading Greenkeeping for Aberfoyle Golf Course
I feel most fortunate that I have been given the opportunity to help as a volunteer for Green Routes. This charity is based in the old walled garden of Gartmore House. … Continue reading Being part of something larger than ourselves
I have started as a volunteer helping Green Routes, a social enterprise and charity established to provide high quality training and work experience in horticulture to young adults with additional … Continue reading Green Routes
This is a film about Edmonstone house and its designed landscape. It neighbours the Royal Edinburgh Infirmary, Little France. My understanding is that planning has been approved for 173 homes. … Continue reading How many gateways revisited?
Amisfiled Estate, by Haddington visited by Peter on 16th May 2017. I felt like Charles Ryder or indeed Sebastian from Brideshead Revisited.