Using the 'recommended' (from https://neo4j.com/developer/php/) graphaware/neo4j-php-client (which btw, appears to be no longer supported)
Tried 2 ways of doing this (i.e. servers)
1/ run desktop database
2/ run a docker instance using neo4j:latest ...
@paris.tsantarliotis. that is a shame. I guess neo4j is a dead end for PHP devs then because as I said, the php library is no longer supported. Oh well, off to Neptune and Gremlin or Sparkle we must go.