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RHS Theory Qualifications

Posted: 19/11/2013 at 12:53

I used the Learning Curve for my first course and was very unhappy with the tutor I was given... she was slow to mark stuff and uncommunicative. I was not the only one who found this problem as I spoke to others on another horticulture study forum who felt the same....

I put in a formal complaint.  so I would not recommend the Learning Curve.. and question why they felt they had to change their name. 


I have since found the HCC who I have had not trouble with .....

RHS Theory Qualifications

Posted: 19/11/2013 at 09:51

Hi Reed......I have done the level two by distance learning and now doing level 3 at college. Level 2 does a lot of basic stuff that level 3 does not cover. I would feel my knowledge lacking in certain areas had I has missed it out. Sometimes its the basics that are important. Its also given me more confidence to do well in level 3.

I enjoyed the distance learning course but you do have to be very self motivated which thankfully I was. I found it exciting getting my work back from the I took the exams at my local horticulture college Reasheath. 

Many correspondence colleges do special offers for different courses.. The HCC Horticultural Corespondance College have special offers and allow you to pay in installments...this is the way I payed as I could not afford the lump sum at the beginning of the course. They send you the course material as the payments progress. 

I hope you enjoy your learning ...

IF you never had GARDENING ........................

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 22:12

Thanks for all the hugs xxx

IF you never had GARDENING ........................

Posted: 13/10/2013 at 16:37

Gardening and the study of horticulture has been my saviour over the last couple of months... separating from my husband after 20 years and helping two wonderful kids through this tough time..would have been harder if it wasn't for gardening as my therapy. Couldn't live without it.

chopping through dead wood whilst picturing his face is great stress



Posted: 19/08/2013 at 21:11

you can use....clovers... birdsfoot trefoil... prunella vulgaris... perhaps as a mix. I have used this with some grass as my lawn. Just make sure you dont tread on all the bees it will attract... best to keep your shoes on 



Posted: 08/08/2013 at 21:10

Leycesteria Formosa

Horsetail - can I nip it in the bud?

Posted: 30/07/2013 at 21:34

I would do as above (weed killer and weeding) before it is able to release its spores then spread.... it will go quiet over autumn winter as it dies back so be prepaired to tackle more in spring..... it can be controlled but you have to be persistant ... also complain to the shop you got the top soil from....x

What are these plants please?

Posted: 21/07/2013 at 19:15

is 6 a snowberry?


What are these plants please?

Posted: 21/07/2013 at 19:14

is 8 a vetch?

Plant Identification please

Posted: 18/07/2013 at 10:40

it might be the male plant as its only the female plant that gets berries...

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