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Robert Ketchell
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UK and Japan trained garden creator and aesthetic pruning specialist. Author.
UK and Japan trained garden creator and aesthetic pruning specialist. Author.

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Award Presentation
On the 23rd of February 2018 I was very kindly conferred with  the Order of the Rising Sun with Golden Rays and Rosette  by the Japanese ambassador Mr Koji Tsuruoka. The award   was in recognition of the contribution made to the promotion of the Japanese ga...
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Award Presentation
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Notes On Writing
Notes On Writing
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Notes On Writing
I live your life, Colour them with words Which become Sentences that flow into paragraphs - They shape the pages Dense woodlands of words made good. I live your life, Climb breathless your flanks The steep track with its dragging gravity. One word at a time...
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Notes On Writing
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After The Last Visitor has Gone
Long after the visitor has gone The sound of the bell Lingers amongst birdsong. Stepping stones scattered Across the mossy floor Sunlight, brilliant green. Beyond the autumn leaves A tea house roof – A gentle murmur of voices Mingling with water’s flow. Und...
After The Last Visitor has Gone
After The Last Visitor has Gone
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My novel 'The Gardener's Apprentice' is now available in paperback on Amazon. Personal signed copies should be available in a few weeks time direct from me. Please get a copy! The perfect Christmas present for family, friends and lovers. Meanwhile I am work...
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A History of Japanese Gardens
The
Japanese garden tradition is one of the oldest continuous garden traditions in
the world. The creation of gardens dates back to the time of the earliest
official contacts between Japan and its continental neighbour China in the 7th
century. At this time...
A History of Japanese Gardens
A History of Japanese Gardens
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Key Features of Japanese Gardens
- 1 1.  Evocation
of the natural landscape as source of garden models. Since the earliest times
gardens were modeled after natural scenery. At the beginning of the Sakuteiki it is written; “ Select several
places within the property according to the shape o...
Key Features of Japanese Gardens
Key Features of Japanese Gardens
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New Paths Home
Setting out toward the light; Such force To twist the inner out As the cycle begins once more. Now there are live roots Seeking passage through earth Drawing up sustenance and stability. Breathing in awareness Breathing out presence, As energy follows inten...
New Paths Home
New Paths Home
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The Warp and Weft
    Being shown the path As mirrored reflections, Crossing lines Taking my own way.     Finding byways through Unconscious patterns Weaving lines Being warp & weft. Evening Coloured by the calling of owls, Light Withdrawing into the sky, Summer At the cusp ...
The Warp and Weft
The Warp and Weft
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The Gardener's Apprentice. A novel
The Gardener's Apprentice After many a year of writing, rewriting, abandonment in a sea of despair and doubt... Finally I have managed to finish a novel. And now it's available as a Kindle download through Amazon Bookstore! A real labour of love! Well, it's...
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