This season I’ll be mostly driving tractors

The moment has finally arrived. Since discovering this activity was on the horticulture syllabus, you could not have held me back from signing up. When friends and family asked me why I was giving up secure employment to pursue something completely different, I did my best to give a reasoned argument. However, in my mind I was shouting, ‘I get to drive a tractor!’. Continue reading

No time for dormancy – there’s work to be done

Selecting magnolia fruit at Winkworth Arboretum for seed propagation - the more nobbles the better

The idea behind my blog is to provide an insight of what it is like to study horticulture. You can read more about my background and my decision to change my career away from law on my ‘About’ page.

I have just completed the first half-term on my full-time horticulture course, which I would say is roughly 60% practical and 40% theoretical. I have spent a great deal of the academic year so far getting my hands dirty. However, it was inevitable that I would have to eventually sit down with some textbooks and remember how to write academic type stuff. Continue reading