I’ve got nearly 7 weeks off school and what a way to celebrate it with my 100th blog.
Here I count down the 10 most popular posts, before signing off for a jam packed summer of gardening and nature fun !
Top 10 of my most popular blogs:
I also wrote and starred in a silly video based on a character from Horrible Histories; click here to watch it
I talked about why I love parks and gardens, how gardening can be good for your health, the importance of gardening in schools, future jobs and qualifications in gardening and why community gardening groups are important
It was a totally awesome day and I loved the inside of the Houses of Parliament.
The 8th blog was only 2 months ago, when I filmed for Gardener’s World at RHS Chatsworth with presenter, Adam Frost – that was #OfficiallyAmazing !
I wasn’t allowed to go on the show ground as it was still classed as a building site; but I got to go to the flower show twice, when it was open (once for press day and on the Saturday) and it didn’t disappoint.
Chatsworth as a back drop for a flower show was EPIC and I’ve heard that it’s going to be even better next year. Better get your tickets!
Number 7 – My job as the first ever RHS Young Ambassador – Lots of people ask, what is a young ambassador? For a while I didn’t know either! Then I started to do speeches, wrote things for magazines and my fav bit of the job, visiting schools. I’ve wrote about my 2 ‘official school visits’ – Chaucer Junior and St Christopher’s RC. I love sharing my gardening passion with other kids
My 6th blog was all about Wild About Gardens Week where I went batty for bats! I wrote about my garden and what we do to help and encourage wildlife. Since then we’ve extended our pond and already it’s worked its magic!
This year Wild About Gardens is all about bees I shall be buzzin’ to help
I only posted this last month and already it’s the 5th most popular blog – its all about Maria’s allotment and how gardening can help when you’re feeling sad
Lots of people wrote comments about the post, like this one….”Lovely post George. Gardening is good for the soul. It connects us to the things that money can’t buy”
This May I was wild about ‘Stunning Scotland’, which is my 4th most popular blog
I spent a busy week cycling, fishing, walking, bird spotting, swimming and lots more wild outdoor stuff – it was awesome.
I also spotted some perennial flax near the campsite; apparently it’s the only place it grows in Scotland
In at number 3 is my post about A Wild Week of Welsh Wildlife – where I raked my first Zen garden at Sculpture Heaven. I spotted my first bittern at The Welsh Wildlife Centre, caught up with resident ospreys, Monty and Glesni, at the Dyfi Osprey Project and checked out Ynys-hir for the first time.
It certainly was a wonderful week of Welsh wildlife !
My 2nd most popular blog was when I visited Herbarium Heaven – as I went behind the scenes at RHS Garden Wisley’s Laboratory – it was totally awesome and it made me realise how gardening science rocks. I even got to press my first specimen. It joins the collection at Wisley. I am now a plant collector and join the ranks of some of the legendary plant collecting giants, including Charles Darwin #OfficiallyAmazing
I’m so glad this is number one; one of the best days of my life….. my Dream day working at Chatsworth House
It was a typically wet and windy December day in Derbyshire, but it didn’t spoil my fun. I was put straight to work potting on in the greenhouses and clearing the trout stream, where I soon discovered I had a hole in my wellies! The Duke of Devonshire invited me into his house and I still remember walking on his posh carpet with my wet wellies squelching!
The best bit was when I turned off the Emperor’s Waterfall – WOW !
I’m looking forward to writing the next 100 blogs, what will I get up to next !