Monday, 22 July 2013

On the Way

I only have need to cross this bridge three more times.  As I cross the bridge I make the transition from wife and mother to a student once more.

Being in a classroom environment has been nerve racking and challenging at times as my old feelings about school have surfaced from time to time.  At school I barely said a word but now being a 'mature' student I have not been afraid of speaking up.

This Thursday I need to identify 10 plants by their common name, genus and species and hopefully not mix up cosmos daisy bippinatus with carrot dorcas carrota as I did last week!  In my defence only the feathery fronds were shown so it was an easy mistake to make.

If I fail this level one course on 'Introduction to Working as a Gardener' it doesn't really matter in the grand scheme of things.  I have learnt so much about seed sowing, taking cuttings and plant identification that it has made the time out of my usual routine worthwhile.

My love for gardening has been restored once more and I look forward to planning next years garden with renewed vigour!  Don't forget to check out my gardening blog sybil's plot as when I am not at Linden Grove I will be out in the garden!!!

7 comments:

Anne said...

I'm so glad that you have fallen in love with gardening all over again. Best of luck with finishing up your course!

Helen Philipps said...

Your course sounds so interesting, and it's great to hear it has re inspired your own gardening too. Good luck with your plant recognition......it sounds as if you are doing fine!
Helen x

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Well done on your new challenge Simone, I'm sure you will pass with flying colours! The main thing is the enjoyment you have obviously got from the whole experience.
V xxx

Rosie said...

It sounds as if you have really enjoyed this course, Simone. I'm sure you will pass with flying colours and move on to the next stage - if you want to, of course:)

Toffeeapple said...

Well done for knowing the two names of the plants, more than I should have done.

Linda Gilbert said...

Sounds really great to me xx

Lisa said...

Good luck!
Lisa x