One of my treasured possessions is a copy of A.G. L. Hellyer’s book “the amateur gardener”.
While I was studying for a degree in Horticulture at NTU I became a volunteer in the Walled Garden.
The head gardener recommended this book for me to study.
It is invaluable.
On recent meetings of various plant clubs I have been inundated with info about The Annual Lecture.
Personalities include the top people in our profession.
However, the sense of “One Up man ship” is overwhelming.
Do they all want to become semi-professionals?
There is nothing wrong with the Amateur Gardener.
In fact we should all be amateur gardeners.
Don’t loose sight of the pure joy of gardening for pleasure.
It is very important.