Ram is something of a Magician. He has that rare and wonderful combination of vision with inspired creativity, practical skills with resourcefulness, work ethic with good-natured calmness and is undauntedness by the macro-task yet has a thorough eye for detail. He took my old swamp, completely consumed by the most gigantic Gunnera, and ambitiously set about transforming it into a work of nature art. He emanates a love of nature as he works and has the ability to bring wild beauty into his creations, so that my brand new pond looks like Mother Nature herself created it decades ago. That old swamp is now a pond so magnificent that it is the first thing your eye is drawn to in the garden. His final brushstroke of a dinky garden seat and coloured hanging candle lamps (all up-cycled for free!) create a vision of tranquility by the pond side that is utterly compelling, even the most driven among us is magnetically drawn down by a pond side that beckons you to come sit, pause and enjoy. My heartfelt thanks to Ram, the pond will always be a totem to all that he is and all that he has done to create such a place of serenity and beauty in my garden.