A background to my blog


I am Wendy Rose and I am one of the very lucky people in life who has found their dream job.  Every morning I wake up, spring out of bed, throw on some old clothes, make myself a delicious, nutritious packed lunch and a flask of coffee and set off to work.

I am a Gardener.  On the face of it, not a particularly prestigious job nor a very glamorous one, nevertheless one I love very much, every day.  I have indeed tried those more ‘high flying’ careers, having trained and worked initially as an Interior Designer, however, once I started learning about the wonderful world of horticulture and took more notice of the ever changing beauty of nature, right in front of my eyes, I never looked back.

I came to gardening later in life than some. I was a single Mother of two boisterous young boys and, as is common these days, my remaining family lived too far away to help me care for them. I needed a job first and foremost with flexibility.  My other criteria for a job was; one that kept me fit, as I had no time for a gym, an enjoyable commute, creativity, sociability, a sense of living for the day and most of all peace, in my heart and in my mind. Every day of the week I work with different gardeners who enrich my life immensely. I imagine that a large percentage of the information that I will share with you on gardening jobs and musings will come out of  previous conversations we have had that week at work.

So now you have a  flavour of who I am by reading my first ever post on my first ever blog.  I hope you will enjoy my future reflections on gardening. I dedicate my blog to my horticultural tutors at Plumpton College, Bridget, Jim and Julie, for instilling in me their pure enjoyment and true passion for all things horticultural and the two inspirational women, Laurie McMillan, now also a Tutor at Plumpton and Rebecca Wells – Nirvana Plantscapes, who took me on in my early days and taught me the Art of Gardening.

2 thoughts on “A background to my blog”

  1. Hello Wendy.

    My name’s Patrick from Unwins Seeds. If you’ve not heard of Unwins, we have one of the largest shares of the UK amateur seed market. We’ve been a well-known name in the gardening world since the turn of the 1900s, producing quality flower seeds for UK gardeners.

    I came across your website and it seems that you’re as passionate about plants as we are. So with that in mind we’d like to establish an on-going relationship with you and offer you sweet pea seeds or plants, (Unwins being synonymous with Sweet Peas) for 2015.

    In return we’d like you to trial and review them on your blog, placing links to our website.

    If you’d like to form that relationship with us, we’ll continue to send you free products for you to review, along with insider information and previews so that you can be one of the first to cover a new product or news from the Unwins team.

    Along with our customers, it would be great to hear your feedback!

    I look forward to hearing from you.


    1. Hi Patrick, of course I have heard of Unwins. What a great seed company. I would be delighted to trial some of your seed in return for a share on my blog. Pls send to 10 College St,Bbrighton, BN2 1JG

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