Notes from a Head Gardener ~ New horticultural challenges

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How many times have I posted a photograph of myself on Instagram over the last few years? I have absolutely no idea but I bet it’s only once or twice. It’s a bit silly really when I use Instagram to, essentially, advertise myself and what I do in order to make a living. It’s not the only reason I use Instagram though – I hope that I demonstrate that anyone can garden using organic and sustainable methods to create beautiful, productive and wildlife friendly gardens. This year has been a weird one for everyone but 2020 has also been the year that I became a Master of Horticulture (RHS) (I think that means that I can teach at Hogwarts now!). There has been no fanfare, no sudden change of lifestyle and certainly no party (hopefully next year 🤞🏻👩‍🎓) and I’ve been thinking about what it really means and what I want to achieve post MHort. I’d like to help. I’d like to continue to encourage gardeners to set off on their own path towards gardening with nature, not railing against it. If any of you have any ideas how I can better achieve this then I’d love to hear from you. I am so grateful that I managed to fall headlong into this extraordinary and supportive industry well over two decades ago. I’ve never once regretted it (well, maybe on the wettest, coldest days here and there… but even then I’d rather be outside or in the glasshouse than chained to a computer). I’m a horticultural lifer and I’m looking for my next gardening challenge.