Wednesday, 20 August 2008

Forest Gardening Course

Zanthoxylum schinifolium, the Szechuan pepper, a handsome, hardy small tree with peppercorn berries.

Forest Gardening Course

Acacia dealbata with a hedge of Eleanus commutata in the background. Both supply nitrogen to the soil allowing neighbouring plants to thrive. The eleagnus allow has edible berries

Forest Gardening Course 16/17th August

The Agroforestry Research Trust in Devon. The hedge of Eleagnus and Rubus tricolour serves as a windbreak as well as providing fruit.

RHS Garden Rosemoor

You can warm you hands on the colour. Roger Webster's new garden at RHS Rosemoor, Devon.Link

Tuesday, 5 August 2008


Stimulating immersion in culture during Edinburgh visit. The amazing Landform Ueda by Charles Jenks in the grounds of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. Tracey Emin's beautiful bird 'Roman Standard'. And the allotments at the Dean Gallery, on the wall at the back are Ian Hamilton Finlay's poems carved in stone.