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Summer’s day mindfulness

Posted: 15th Jun 2017

North London street ska beats announce Summer. The nearby urban wetland lakes tinkle. Parkland trees and grasses sway like heavy hips. The practice garden is busting out fullsomeness. There is an ease being outdoors, for many. However, have you ever unpacked how or what makes it so, in the microscopic? Sure, we are familiar with Read more…

Soundscapes

Posted: 1st Oct 2014

Sound is an often underrated sense in the garden. Yet bird song, rustling leaves, pitched voices, a strimmer, and in more rural parts, a moaning wind all contribute to a soundscape that firmly roots oneself outside. Next time you head out the door, pause. Take a moment to close your eyes and tune into the Read more…

Mindful pluviophile

Posted: 4th Aug 2014

In this Summer heat a burst of rain is welcome in the garden. For plants it is an opportunity for soaking in some sustenance, for gardeners it is often a moment’s respite from the task at hand. However, it can be more than that. Mindful gardeners see a shower as a refreshing, quite visceral experience Read more…