At Last

Jumping up ladders, chopping down weeds, lopping off dead branches on the mandarin trees, mixing compost and soil, digging into Continue Reading →

The Cosmic Dancer

Outside the CERN high-energy particle accelerator in Bern Switzerland a polished bronze statue of Nataraj (Sanskrit for Lord of the Continue Reading →

Singapore: Green City-State

From the one man parliamentary opposition, to the persecution of minor antisocial tendencies such as chewing gum and spitting, to enforced haircuts Continue Reading →

The Enchanted Forest

For a lifelong cyclist Amsterdam is heaven – once you get your bearings that is.  That skew-whiff grid of canals Continue Reading →

A Tale of Two Gardens

A broad lawn sweeps downhill to a lily pond at lowest point, interrupted by an informal bed rather than the Continue Reading →

Iberian Interlude

Tarifa, centre of the wind surfing universe, sits at the southern tip of Spain is quite a sight. It’s very early in Continue Reading →

Cinque Terra Walk

Terraces, terraces everywhere on these vertiginous slopes. (And believe me for yours truly they are sickeningly vertiginous.) Sick, but impressive, Continue Reading →

Cheryl’s Garden

Twilight draws in as we make our way past charming front gardens gracing these backstreets of Richmond. The gentrified, leafy Continue Reading →

Xanthorrhoea

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