A Dorset garden inspiration

It was Dorset on the south coast of England. I knew it was somewhere south.  For those of you not paying attention, I found the magazine article which struck me as an inspiration for the garden design in Berrara on the south coast of New South Wales.

A quick refresher to save you clicking back:


And the phrase that came to my mind was ‘A pity you huddle.’ Those shrubs are so tightly clipped they look like they are huddling in fear of the surf below.

I could not for the life of me recall which part of my memory banks that phrase was stored.  Thank goodness for friends on Facebook. I had thought it was the poet AD Hope. But it turns out it was from Patrick White’s novel Voss.

“A pity that you huddle” said the German. “Your country is of great subtlety.”(Thank you Suzy Baldwin, friend of Stephen Crittenden.)

IMG_4562So that memory worm is put back into the compost heap that is my memory. On with other things.