A bloggee has sent me the above image. You will need to click on it to enlarge it sufficiently to appreciate the clever topiary work at the bottom of the greenhouse. The bloggee gives no provenance but there is a suggestion that it could be part of a gardening enterprise near Hutton. Assuming it is not PJ's market garden Huttonian is not able to pin it down. Is 'Sex and Death' a clue? Sex first followed by Death one assumes, but not necessarily immediately. 'The Grave is a fine and private place but none do there I think embrace' wrote Andrew Marvell to his Coy Mistress. But there is no evidence that he was referring to Hutton.
Freddie Burns, the 'Berwickshire Herd', no relation to the Rabbi, once said apropos of an unspecified Merse settlement. 'Yon place has sex and death in equal measure and the funerals are well attended'
A small prize for the correct identification of the image. Meal for two at the Reston Station Buffet. Eventually
Labels: Garden, Hutton