I have started studying my first RHS course, the Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Plant Growth, Propagation and Development which hopefully will lead to obtaining a Level 2 Diploma in the Principles and Practices of Horticulture.
If you can’t tell already, I absolutely love every aspect of gardening and I like to believe that every year I become a better gardener, allotmenteer and general horticulturalist. I have compiled quite a collection of gardening and horticulture books and feel that the more I know about the science of plants and how they work, the better I can understand their needs.
I also think that sometimes you just need that hands on teaching to be shown how to do something rather than spending ages watching youtube videos and interpreting online articles and wikihow!
One of my New Resolution was to have a go at one or two of the small RHS workshops such ‘ Beginners Propagation’ or ‘Tree Pruning’ but decided instead to go straight to the theoretical side of things first.
I will be doing this via ‘Distance learning’ through B.E.S.T. in Horticulture where I will get to study in my own time and hopefully I will be able to punctuate that learning with a couple of workshops too!
I have already started to get underway and have learnt a thing or two about botanical nomenclature and the difference between hard and soft wood!
I’ll let you know how things go!
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