Category Archives: The Power of Nature

The Art of Gardening

Working in a large garden a few years ago something suddenly struck me. Skilled gardening is at its best something like judo. In Japanese judo translates as ‘gentleness art’ and is based on the traditional Japanese system of unarmed self-defence perfected by the samurai and uses minimum force to overcome the power of an opponent. […]

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The Yawning Tree – A child’s eye view of the living world.

The Yawning Tree. If you went down to the yawning tree and turned left you were there, at the beginning of the ‘woods’.  As children we had no other word for it, it didn’t need a word it just was. It was overgrown and ‘junglely’, a nature’s paradise. What was once a garden with planted […]

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