Daisy – Crohn’s disease

Daisy – Crohn’s disease

This is a photo of me (Michael) and my daughter, Daisy.  Daisy lives and works near Sheffield.  This photo was taken in 2016 in our garden in East Kilbride during one of Daisy’s visits.  It’s not the best quality photo, but it’s one of my favourites.   Earlier this...
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...