Shaftesbury Gardener Dirty Nails Explains Why Sycamores Are Special

Dirty Nail welcomes February, a month of ‘new beginnings, cleansing purification, and the green shoots of resurgence’.

He offers his tribute to the late Douglas Childs and reflects on the sycamore sapling planted in the local landscape architect’s memory. “Sycamore has often been a dirty word in this town,” he says.

The sycamore tree planted on Park Walk in memory of Douglas Childs