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Proceedings of the International Plant Propagator's Society

Vol. 53

A Career at Last

Margaret A. Sheward

pp: 210-212


A career in horticulture had never been a consideration until I was in my mid-thirties and even then it just evolved, rather than being part of some predetermined plan.

For as long as I can remember I have had an interest in plants. One of my earliest memories and first attempts at propagation was germinating and growing a broad bean in a jar, from there I progressed to mustard and cress which was even better as this could be eaten a few days after sowing.

Also, as a child I remember eagerly awaiting the new seed catalogue each autumn, looking through the pages of perfect vegetables and all those colourful flowers that could be yours for the price of a packet of seeds. Through those years of growing up I was never happier than when I was ‘helping’ my Father on his allotment.

At school there was absolutely no reference to horticulture as a possible career. Rural studies, where pupils were allowed into the greenhouse, was only for those who were less able, such was the

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