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Six on Saturday

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I have not spent as much time in the garden as usual - getting older or bad weather or a bit of both.

My six:



The Propagator hosts this weekly Six on Saturday.  Is it just me or do you also like to find out what others are currently doing in the garden?

https://thepropagatorblog.wordpress.com/2017/09/18/six-on-saturday-a-participant-guide/

Spring Forward

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If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. Marcus Tullius Cicero

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The accidental gardener
After a long and time-consuming career as a high school teacher, I reckoned I’d earned my retirement at age 60, although I was rather anxious about how I would fill my days.I had always preferred gardening to housework and enjoyed visiting gardens and stately homes, so I approached the RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) to offer my services as a volunteer gardener at one of their local properties. I was most surprised to receive a response informing me that if I wished to become a judge for Yorkshire in Bloom, a prestigious gardening competition for villages, towns and community areas, I should submit a short statement explaining why I considered myself to be a suitable candidate.This made me chuckle and even blush as I am the proud owner of a small, handkerchief sized plot of a garden but then it got me thinking.I had the skills of report writing as well as assessing and grading the work of my students against set criteria.Also I had a keen interest, one could e…