It's lambing season at Westmill, where Tom and I (and Sebastian the cat) are hunkering down through the Covid-19 lockdown. Morag was the first of the four ewes to start yesterday, (10th April) and required human intervention to deliver her twin girls (Muriel and Millie). Millie seemed a little subdued (/dim/muppety) but this morning, at … Continue reading Lambs


This is Ted. Ted is a Border Terrier who loves cheese and is scared of dragons. His humans are my partner's parents, who are very kindly hosting us during lockdown. We've been helping out around the farm, keeping an eye on the pregnant ewes and taking Ted for walks, that sort of thing. Ted is … Continue reading Ted

After Hortus Malabaricus

Siân Bowen's After Hortus Malabaricus opened this weekend in Inverleith House, at the Royal Botanic Garden of Edinburgh. Bowen's practice-based research project, in development since 2017, is the culmination of her Leverhulme Trust Fellowship and a partnership with RBGE. The exhibited works are a reflection of the vulnerabilities and fragilities of rare plant species. After … Continue reading After Hortus Malabaricus