The intimate nature of a Gunnera leaf

Black and White Photo Study

Here are a few black and white photos I took last weekend. What do you think? Black and white photos … More

Astrantia peering over a log

7 More Ways to Change How You Take Photos: Part 3

With Part 1 and Part 2 out the way, this is my final post on how to change the way … More

Digitalis purpurea - the common foxglove

What’s Looking Hot in Gardens in July (UK)?

Gorgeous things in full flower at the moment (mid July) in Scotland, UK (or is it….)?     There are of … More

Grass heads in front of a rose

Seaton Park, Aberdeen – As Beautiful as Ever

Despite there being lots of works on at the moment to improve the park, which at first glance may seem … More

White-edged leaf hosta in black and white

9 Ways to Help Change How You Photograph: Part 1

As I mentioned previously some friends and I recently went on an evening after work taking photos. I thought I would … More


Plant Focus: Meconopsis (Blue Poppies)

On a recent visit to the Scottish Plant Hunter’s Garden (The Explorers Garden) in Pitlochry I was lucky enough to … More


Photo Club Walkabout

We have a group of us at work who are all keen on photography. We went on a walkabout last … More

Dark pink Candelabra Primula

Candelabras and Hostas

A little planting inspiration for a damp shady spot – Candelabra Primulas and Hostas

Candelabra Primulas

Visit: The Scottish Plant Hunter’s Garden

I have been wanting to visit The Explorer’s Garden (aka The Scottish Plant Hunter’s Garden) for many years but have never … More


Co-ordinating Garden Colour

I love this time of year when everything is fresh and green and bright, vibrant, colour is exploding everywhere. Here’s some … More


The Frothy Greens of Spring

Take a moment to reflect on the perfect and unblemished green foliages of spring.   Advertisements

The formal gardens of Seaton Park

6 Reasons to Run and G.O.T

G.O.T.: Get Out There. As the infamous Nike slogan says – Just Do It. It has taken me a while … More


Plant Focus – Galanthus (Snowdrops)

This week’s Plant Focus is Snowdrops (Galanthus). Their appearance signals that spring is just around the corner.


My Own Piece of Lost Paradise

A once promising garden has been neglected and is now in need of urgent care and attention.


A Faded Jewel

Overview of the Cruickshank Botanic Gardens