I've recently been lamenting my days spent at capel manor doing my gardening course. Learning about working as a gardener was a bonus but for me I really enjoyed meeting different people. Our breaks and lunch times were hardly spent talking about gardening and we had all kinds of discussions from Monsanto to modern art, being bi-polar and bread making, self-sufficiency and soap making and teaching one young man the art of dating!
Home made lemon pickled chutney and bread was shared among the group and a health and fitness enthusiast used to share his tropical fruits with us. On the last day we had a picnic - a wonderful feast of home made rolls and biscuits, Victoria sandwich cake, rice dishes, samosas, scones, cream and jam, a selection of cheeses and crackers etc. There really was something for everyone. As a thank you and as a memory, the tutor gave each of us a Lavender Lavandula Angustifolia plant to take away. I hope the plant will live as long as my memories.
If gardening is your thing, then please do visit my gardening blog sybil's plot and see how my tomatoes are doing!