Armchair Gardening

Armchair Gardening

Dear reader, I am a gardener. I make gardens for residential clients not landscapes. I expect some interaction between the client and the garden. Many, many people tell me they don’t want to spend time in their gardens for maintenance. So, let me explain something to you: the first thing to consider when you make your own garden is where...

Ambience Concealed

Ambience Concealed

I would like to draw your attention dear reader to pieces of music which have attracted me recently. They are sometimes electronic, evocative, at times mournful but beautiful. See if you agree. They include (found on YouTube), ‘Says’ by Nils Frahn, ‘November’ by Max Richter, ‘Only the Winds’ by Olafur Arnalds, ‘Struggle for Pleasure’ by Wim Mertens and ‘Ab Ovo’...

Garden Mystery

Garden Mystery

Dear reader, have you been fortunate to have children to see them grow, to see them leave home and find their way in life? Looking back, did that take long? With the final third of your lives to follow. Life is so brief, and we are such specks in space that the consideration of eternity becomes worthwhile. We can, in...