Summer of Sundial Success

Showing at Chelsea

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2012 Fresh Tradestand FR20

Sundials at Chelsea Flower Show

What a whirlwind it is exhibiting at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, especially for a first-timer. Everything seems to race along together, from setting up to gala guests to streams of interesting people. We did it, and in 2013 we’ll be back again.

From The Trossachs to China

Chinese Autumn Equinox

Chinese characters for Autumn Equinox

Enquiries and orders come from far and wide. A sundial stone found on a croft in the Trossachs, and dated 1666, required research into its origins plus work on its restoration. Noondial is a popular sundial and Orbit is destined for a garden in China. Keeping tabs on the Chinese inscription has been exciting—Autumn Equinox looks like this!

Sundials on a Sunday

Alastair Hunter photo copyright and courtesy of D C Thomson & Co Ltd

Photo copyright and courtesy of D C Thomson & Co Ltd

Weekends are the time for pull-out gardening supplements in the national press. Alastair’s distinctive new sundials have been catching the editor’s eye, in titles as diverse as the Financial Times, Scotland on Sunday, and the Sunday Post—sundials in Oor Wullie’s best newspaper, now there’s a scunner! Jings!