3 is a magic number

3 is a magic number

For thousands of years many people have believed that 3 is a magic number – omne trium perfectum – every three is perfect.  In our gardening business 3 is certainly our magic number.  We have used this long established theory of threes in our...
How to grow a gardener

How to grow a gardener

In 2014 my story about my transition from a lawyer to a gardener featured in a book called, How To Grow A Gardener.  Click this From Law to Lawns link to read my story featured in the book. The book was a collection of stories recounting how 25 people became...
Mentoring

Mentoring

Mentoring If you light a lamp for someone, it will also brighten your own path (proverb). [This blog is the text of a talk I gave in front of over 200 horticulture students at a Chartered Institute of Horticulture, Grow Careers event at the Scottish Rural College...
A classroom without walls

A classroom without walls

“The world is so empty if one thinks only of mountains, rivers and cities; but to know someone who thinks and feels with us, and who, though distant, is close to us in spirit, this makes the earth for us an inhabited garden” (Goethe). I stepped into the...
From Law to Lawns

From Law to Lawns

I used to be a lawyer.  I specialised in corporate and business law, in particular mergers, acquisitions, and business and asset sales and purchases.  I was qualified to practise in England and Wales, and in Scotland.  I practised at two large highly regarded...