Man at work

The Head Gardener is a man of many talents and still surprises me with his ability to acquire new skills. The photographs of insects and fungi which often appear in my posts are his work and, although I always acknowledge his contribution when praise is offered, I think he deserves an individual paean of praise.… Continue reading Man at work

Turning Bears into Tigers

“Of necessity, he who pursues a very specialised task will do it best.” Xenophon On a still, warm summer day if you lie in the grass or stick your nose into the herbaceous border you can almost hear the sound of munching. A whole army of insect larvae are chewing their way through the foliage.… Continue reading Turning Bears into Tigers