It is true to say that gardeners have an affinity with nature, more acutely aware of the turning of the seasons, eager witnesses of the gradual transformation of the months from January through to December. It is also true to say, that in common with each other they tend to be a resilient lot, hardy dependable and patient. Able to overcome the most extreme conditions, put up with set backs, never to give up in order to bring seeds to life, observe the emergence of new shoots, the explosion of blossom and the maturing of fruit. In essence gardeners are blessed with uncommon endurance and like the long distance runner, they’re in it for the duration.
The Enduring Gardener features the gardening blog of Stephanie Donaldson. For sixteen years she was Gardens Editor of Country Living magazine and now writes freelance for many publications, is author of many gardening books and a very hands-on gardener.
Being involved in the greenhouse business I talk to enthusiastic gardeners on a daily basis. I originally trained as a chef at the prodigious Ballymaloe Cookery School so don’t be surprised if I end up talking to you about food.
After a stint working in some high octane Kitchens in London I moved up North to relative tranquility. My own gardening adventures started about ten years ago when I joined the property ladder.
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