Sue's Views
Sue has a long standing interest in horticulture and now wishes to develop her knowledge and skills in sustainable gardening. She will be sharing her thoughts and experiences with us during the coming year as she progresses through a full time course run by Bicton College at the magnificent Dartington Hall campus in Devon.
Sue's View: Week 25
11/09/2014
Sue concludes that her course has been a great experience and that the knowledge gained will be beneficial for her future plans.
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Sue's Views: Week 24
28/07/2014
Sue has a varied week looking at pests and diseases, lawn mowers and the stunning views from the gardens at Dartington.
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Sue's Views: Week 22
23/06/2014
Sue visits places of horticultural interest and finds inspiration in their diversity.
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Sue's Views: Week 21
22/05/2014
Sue has a busy hands-on horticultural week.
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Sue's Views: Week 19
28/04/2014
Recent visits to places where the diversity of plants has proved an inspirational for Sue.
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Sue's Views: Week 18
07/04/2014
The start of the growing season has added a lot of work to Sue’s college days plus her exciting new project.
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Sue's Views: Week 17
14/03/2014
The wonders of artificial fertilisers and organic compost making are key topics at college this week.
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Sue's Views: Week 16
07/03/2014
Sue has an inspiring week at college when several influential speakers come to visit.
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Sue's Views: Week 15
14/02/2014
Sue shares her college week where good practical sessions were followed with a walk in the garden.
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Sue's Views: Week 14
05/02/2014
The week has seen Sue carrying out hands-on practical tasks involving a wide range of plant material.
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Sue's Views: Week 13
16/01/2014
Sue gets down to some facts about soil science, discussions on Biodynamics and plenty of practical horticulture following the Christmas break.
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Sue's Views: Week 10
16/12/2013
Sue is challenged with a new way of looking at plants this week when established concepts are challenged.
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Sue's Views: Week 9
09/12/2013
A week where new, and varied experiences filled the days at Dartington for Sue
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Sue's Views: Week 8
27/11/2013
Sue returned to college to see some science, learn some Latin and practice some practical’s, all this after some time involved with the delights of domestic life.
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Sue's Views: Week 7
21/11/2013
Sue is studying sustainable horticulture at Schumacher College, Dartington. Week 7 has included a diverse range of topics. Below is her report on the key points of interest.
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Sue's Views: Week 5
01/11/2013
Wednesday was soil day – again. Soil is a big issue I’m discovering. I managed to read quite a lot about it in ‘Principles of Horticulture’ (Adams et al).
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Sue's Views: Plant Identification
25/10/2013
Week four already. I know I’m getting somewhere when we’re looking at the board.
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Sue's Views: Soil Types
21/10/2013
So finally we’re starting on the course proper. Things are certainly cranking up now.
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Sue's Views: Induction Week
14/10/2013
I’ve had three full days of being immersed in the wonders of Dartington and the earth has certainly changed (dare I say moved?) for me. Where do I start?
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Sue's Views: Enrolling
09/10/2013
In the first of a new series following her Sustainable Horticulture course at Bicton College, Sue introduces herself.
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