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Garden Notes number 20 “wouldn’t it be great if it were like this all the time”

  It’s the contrast between the lush strings and his ordinary Ulster voice; it’s the way the music stops dead at the last line and the utopian dream of ‘all the time’ becomes a moment in time that’s lost.  Ignore … Continue reading

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Garden notes 15, the corn cockle, aliens

see also Garden notes number twelve; sex, pests, culture wars, paradise and narrow observation I looked again at a photo I put up on the bathroom wall – It’s the corn cockle growing in a field of corn, as you might … Continue reading

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Garden notes number thirteen, the spider and the ant, (more narrow observation,) and some new flowers.

Look what happened in ‘the weed from paradise’, (see number 12), the Welsh poppy. How much am I seeing that I ordinarily wouldn’t? I noticed the white spider inside a poppy, waiting. By the time I came back with my … Continue reading

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Garden notes number ten, the itch to intervene, a few lines from John Clare, Adam in Eden and DH Lawrence

I’m remembering the radical ecologist (see Garden notes number three) and his airy contempt for gardeners. But also a few lines from John Clare: Where last years leaves and weeds decay / March violets are in blow I’d rake the … Continue reading

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see also: Deviations, Boundaries, Prohibitions, (revised) tracks, ribbons, edges and boundaries….. the dog tries to make sense of it all underground the worms and moles have their routes and channels In the mountain forest the path of the big ants … Continue reading

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in the Peloponnese 3, Vaidenitsa

   Torridon Since last summer I’ve trampled bracken in a couple of new places, in Torridon and in the Peloponnese. By the shore of Loch Torridon Aran, a crofter (and our landlord) has burnt off the heather scrub and some … Continue reading

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Vodnikov Dom again

I got stuck. I got lost. I was trying to write about, or move towards writing about, certain perfect spots, mostly in the mountains, and trying not to use words like perfect, or magical, or secret, or timeless, or sacred … Continue reading

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