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

New beginnings

There is no turning back now. I logged out of my office computer for the last time on      2 September having set my email and voicemail out of office messages. I obtained my manager’s signature, the IT department’s signature and the human resources department’s sign off to prove I had handed in or over anything in my possession that was work related. This lengthy process served to further cement in my mind that I was making the right decision. Continue reading

Keep track of my garden ramble towards a career in horticulture here on this blog

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.


These boots were made for working

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. Continue reading