Like a parent, a gardener should never have favourites. But you do, don’t you? Can’t help it. The grasstree Xanthorrhoea Continue Reading →

Orchid Gardening: Turning Lead into Gold

Eighteen months ago I visited a friend who proudly showed off a fine display of home grown orchids in the garden. Continue Reading →

Mindfulness in the Zen Garden

Even before I enter this temple, some indefinable quality about it attracts my attention. Just through the main entrance, to Continue Reading →


Gardens are never finished. Like any designed garden, my back garden was intended to have a certain look. In the Continue Reading →


A Reflection on Weeds As the evening draws in on a day spent pottering in the garden, the last of Continue Reading →