Strathbungo Build

  Work is progressing well on the front and back gardens of this Strathbungo property. I am looking for a semi-formal look for the front garden, finally settling on randomly laid riven sandstone flags which will elevate the existing box balls and holly topiaries when all is completed. The animation above is my original concept…

Visit to Lowther Castle

I visited Lowther Castle near Penrith this week. These are magnificent ruins set in huge grounds scattered with the reminders of past eras. Roman baths and pillars intermingle with the remains of abandoned Victorian Iris gardens and huge ancient rocky stone steps lead into woodland rock gardens covered in ostrich ferns, mosses and lichens. Outside…