I have been nominated for three awards in the last few days so this is a thank you message to The Garden Smallholder for nominating me for the One Lovely Blog Award and the Very Inspiring Blogger Award and to Ariston Organic for nominating my “Echinacea the Coneflower” post for a Very Inspiring Blogger Award.


As a part of accepting these awards I have to say 7 things about myself and pass on the awards to 10 other bloggers.

So here are 7 things about me –

1 My middle name is Arthur after my Grandad who called me his Little MacGregor.

2 I am building up my Flickr Photostream but it is taking me ages.

3 I am an obsessive seed sower.

4 My Daughter keeps reminding me of the time I dropped her in the snow in order to save my Nikon from falling into it.

5 I became a fisherman when I was 4  and still love fishing 57 years later.

6 I am rekindling my love of painting.

7 I enjoy the work of land artists such as Andy Goldsworthy and Richard Long and sculptors who work with nature such as David Nash and Peter Randall-Page.

My 10 blogs I want to nominate for these two awards are

1 thescottishcountrygarden

2 mybeautifulthings

3 allotmental

4 grandparentsplus2

5 the pyjama gardener

6 pbmgarden

7 gettin’ fresh!

8 The Gardening Canuck

9 Penny’s Garden; a harvest beyond my front door

10 Christy’s Cottage Wildlife Garden

I appreciate that not all bloggers like the idea of awards. Please accept my nomination as an appreciation of your blog.

If you accept the awards please follow these “rules”.

1 Thank the person who nominated you.

2 Add the awards to your blog.

3 Share 7 things about yourself.

4 Pass the awards on to 10 nominees.

5 Include this set of rules.

6 Inform your nominees by posting a comment on their blogs.



By greenbenchramblings

A retired primary school head teacher, I now spend much of my time gardening in our quarter acre plot in rural Shropshire south of Shrewsbury. I share my garden with Jude my wife a newly retired teacher , eight assorted chickens and a plethora of wildlife. Jude does all the heavy work as I have a damaged spine and right leg. We also garden on an allotment nearby. We are interested in all things related to gardens, green issues and wildlife.

5 replies on “Thanks”

Congratulations on your awards Malc and thanks very much for the nod to my blog. I really enjoy the work of Andy Goldsworthy and will have to check out the others you mentioned.

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