Harvest, horti treats, tropical heat and honeysuckle

Harvest, horti treats, tropical heat and honeysuckle

Gardeners + Cake = a festive sugar-filled workforce By Rebecca (aka Dave) – December 18th 2014 Christmas is almost upon us and, as the abundant harvest season is drawing to a close, we are met with the task of using up crops. Wherever possible we don’t like things to go to waste. Unfortunately, we do […]

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Late bloomers are a winter treat

Late bloomers are a winter treat

Red berries and poached eggs – December 9th 2014 By Rebecca (aka Dave) This week I am mostly offsite on a four-day chainsaw course. I am already qualified to use a chainsaw but this new course is to teach me to fell larger trees. Being a female, I have had to listen to the occasional […]

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An acute case of Gardener’s Tap

An acute case of Gardener’s Tap

By Rebecca (aka Dave), December 3, 2014 Welcome to my second blog post. I am enjoying writing these, especially as it is encouraging me to be more observant, rather than just concentrating on the job in hand. By being more attentive I am also expanding my plant knowledge. As I age (not necessarily gracefully), I […]

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First frosts arrive but it's still a great time to visit

First frosts arrive but it’s still a great time to visit

I thought I would start this blog by giving you an insight into life as a trainee horticulturist at the National Botanic Garden of Wales. I feel blessed to come to work here every day (and I am not being paid to say that!) A little information about me: my name is Rebecca (aka Dave) […]

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Volunteer Blog - Summer has come

Volunteer Blog – Summer has come

Last time I wrote we were just preparing for Christmas, yes, that’s right Christmas 2013. And now…well I know that the staff in the Education Department at the National Botanic Garden has already had a meeting to discuss Christmas 2014. It’s July and we have just come back from our summer holiday in Austria where […]

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