Driving through the countryside to visit a client it struck me that outside work is not what people do anymore.
Yet people should aspire to work outdoors. Hurting labour, a few aches and strains some dirt on the hands does more good for you than sitting in the dim glow of an office. Add the warmth from the sun, a lovey flower, the sense of satisfaction from newly turned over earth and I truly believe this work will offer you both physical and mental good health.
If you are thinking of a change of career then why not Horticulture? You’ll be healthier, happier and all the better for it.
There is nothing quite like cutting lawns on a hot March day. The shaggy winter coat the garden is instantly defined, and the appearance of the garden is much improved.
And then there is the scent. Can anything lift the spirits more than the smell of cut grass after a long winter; I think not!
I arrived at the border, plants heavy with morning dew. The sun sits low in the sky covered by a ghost of a cloud.
My fork strikes the first blow against the earth and I feel at once relaxed and at one with nature.
We are built to move. We are designed to nurture. We deserve to be happy. This is why I love Gardening
Matt Miller, Professional Gardener, Designer and Landscaper.