​Green Fingers

As Rudyard Kipling once said, gardens are not made by singing “Oh, how beautiful,” and sitting in the shade. While some pot begonias and others dig out weeds, the message in the end is get your mitts dirty before inviting friends to see your fruit garden.

We’re getting all philosophical for two reasons. One, the sunny day has handed us a rare opportunity to share some gardening poems. Two, we’ve been digging into the legal issues at eco-energy specialist Anesco and green energy company Ecotricity. Which naturally got us thinking about green things, like a pretty lawn.

As it’s not time to get in the sun yet, you might as well read our interview with them. Then you’ll see how Anesco’s head of legal Jeremy Cross is guiding the Reading-based company through its growing pains, doing the equivalent of weed digging (clamping down on fees) and seed growing (commercial strategy) in his own department. Likewise Miles Dearden, legal counsel at Ecotricity, has his own proverbial weeds to smooth.

Back to Kipling, nothing – be it garden or business – gets done by singing “Oh, how beautiful,” and sitting in the shade. But you may as well have a BBQ while you think about what to do.

Lucy Burton

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