2006, A forbidden fruit

A forbidden fruit

As the bricks are carefully removed and stacked in the usual way, a new vista unfolds from an upstairs window of the cottage. More over, the complete view of the woodland from the porch is almost irresistible. For a second time in recent history the Gardeners Cottage is unveiled and in harmony with its older familiar surroundings.


There were tempting moments when the idea of erasing the Fig House from history, for the sake of the view, was voiced around.


After all, we’re only human.


The force of temptation was soon put to good use.


The desire to restore the Fig House in the same spirit as the Melon House, was abundant. This time it carried a more pragmatic quality.


Effort = reward. A simple equation and a good policy for dealing with Edens.