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
With each week that passes, I have been cramming a bounty of new horticultural knowledge into my brain. The half term break is just around the corner and I am more than ready for a breather. It’s not the learning of a new subject that is taking its toll, but the physical side of the course. Continue reading
What a whirlwind the last few weeks have been. I am now just over two weeks into the first semester at Merrist Wood College (College) studying horticulture and it is exactly how I imagined and more. Continue reading
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
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