Only one more week left at the office before I leave it all behind me and enrol on my Horticulture course at Merrist Wood College. To learn more about me and why I am changing career, take a look at my ‘About’ page.
The last time I attended a college, it involved the purchase of pens, pencils, highlighters and shiny lever-arch files from my local Woolworths. This time round there is no Woolworths to help me out, plus trying to source a pair of steel toe cap and midsole ladies workboots has proved a challenge. However, I am now the proud owner of some deep brown Cofra boots. I adore them.
On the advice of my tutor, I am holding off the purchase of my horticultural knife and secateurs, but he mentioned the brands Tina and Felco respectively. I am still researching overalls/boiler suits. I don’t really know the difference, but have found there is not a great deal of choice for affordable ladies specific workwear. I am currently eyeing up a smart navy with red trim overall designed for women, which also happens to be the only one I have found for women that is in stock.
My heavy book purchase of the week is the RHS Plantfinder 2011/2012. There’s a whole lot of Latin in there. I am resisting the urge to buy anything else on the reading list until I see the newly spruced up Merrist Wood College library, which was a work in progress during my visit there in June.
My plan is to share my progress from novice gardener to horticulturalist through this blog and I promise I will do my best to avoid using the words ‘journey’ and ‘passionate’ at all costs. Now, where’s my thesaurus?