Posted: 17/04/2014 at 07:18
As Nut says, some of us are very very old, even more than 27!!! Some of us are so old we're going backwards and are 26!!!
My first memories are of being shown how raspberries and gooseberries grow on spiky bushes, and of planting crocus bulbs in the garden at kindergarten. I grew up on a farm so life was always about growing things, and I went to a tiny village school where the teacher was potty about Nature and took us on long walks showing us things. I then went to a grammar school where the only interesting teacher taught biology. I developed a good visual memory and an early knowledge of latin names - I've always grown things, even in student digs when I had no garden of my own I looked after the landlady's garden and grew things in pots. throughout my life my art has always involved plants. A good art education means that I'm a lateral thinker and can apply information learned from one thing to another.
From my teens I've listened to Gardener's Question Time and I have one of those memories that hangs on to odd bits of information and I still have a reasonable filing system in my brain.
And has been said - if you're really really interested in something you'll remember it.