Author Archives: James Atkins

Good government

I recently had a chat with someone and became very disappointed. This is a fellow who is exceptionally brainy and all together a nice chap with good values. However, he has let himself be seduced by the economic unorthodoxy of … Continue reading

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Death gardening, the rich and promise of designer Cornish hedges

The previous blog highlighted old people as proponents of death gardening. Another form of death gardening is practised by the rich. I know of several examples in this part of the 12th district of Budapest where wealthy people have purchased … Continue reading

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Death gardening and its colourful alternative

Here are some pictures of a roadside in the 11th District of Budapest.   Here I have highlighted the bit which was done by nature, at no cost to landowner or local council.               … Continue reading

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Nature Notes from Budapest: colonisation, silent gardening etc.

Colonisation and the discomfort of playing God Refurbishing a house in Budapest – gutting it and rebuilding it to be low energy but with traditional aesthetics – I have learnt about nature’s extraordinary capacity for colonisation. Modest changes to the … Continue reading

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End of. Or why loving nature has never been more important.

A friend was concerned about the convergence of augmented reality, self-drive vehicles and 3D printing, not to mention free energy. Another wondered what everyone will do when machines do everything… Energy is free, goods are free, food is free, transport … Continue reading

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