For the couple of years I've been blogging, I noticed that some bloggers have many award badges in their side bars and others declared their blog award free. To be honest I was never curious enough to find out what they actually are. Since I have now been nominated - I thought I'd better do a bit of research. I'd much prefer to be Award Free but since this is the first time I've been nominated I'm up for the challenge. I'll give anything a go at least once! These awards are derived to increase our readership, introduce and welcome new bloggers into the blogesphere. I can see both sides of the argument. Depending on where about on the web you look there are different rules but all along a similar line. These are the rules I've been given so will play by those.
You have to link back to the person who nominated you, and then you have to answer their set of eleven questions. Then you pass it all on by nominating five other bloggers of under 1000 followers. Do inform them and explain the rules. If they accept, you have to set them all another set of eleven questions.
First of all I must thank the blogger that nominated me - so thank you to The Long Garden Path for the nomination.
I will take up the challenge to answer the 11 questions you have posed. Thank goodness for 'copy and paste' - here is the list of questions and my answers:
1. How would you describe your gardening style?
I would not say I had a particular gardening style but informal mixed wildlife would be three terms that would probably best describe my garden.
11. What is your favourite garden that you have visited, and why?
The Linns in Dunblane is a gorgeous Snowdrop garden to visit early in the year. It is the garden where G. Sophie North was discovered and the story over that particular snow drop moved me too tears.
The blogs I choose to nominate are:
- Alison - Bonney Lassie
- Julieanne - Gwefar's Garden
- Janet - Plantalicious
- Helene - GraphicallityUK
- Annette - My Aberdeen Garden
The questions I choose to pose are:
- Which is your favourite season of the year?
- Small specialist nursery or large gardening chain?
- Lawn or alternative?
- Crossword or Suduko?
- Do you have a preference to a particular group of plants - e.g shrubs, perennials or something else?
- What is your most used gardening tool?
- Love or Loathe variegated foliage?
- Do you garden with wildlife in mind?
- What is your favourite holiday memory?
- Spring or Autumn colour: If you could only choose one, which would it be and why?
- Is there a particular plant you have no success which?
Just as I hit the publish button, I was nominated by Kris over at Late to the Garden Party. Not wanting to be rude, here are my answers to here questions. I won't nominate another 5 blogs though. We could be going round in circles by the time the week is out!
1) Why do you blog?
I started blogging to record my garden. Being a beginner gardener I thought it would be a good idea. I have since met lots of like minded folks, learned so much and enjoy a nosy in their gardens too.
2) Words or photos? Which do you labor over more in constructing a blog post?
3) What is one thing someone who knows you only through your blog would be surprised to learn about you?
4) What have you read in the past year that impacted your outlook, be it with respect to gardening or life in general?
5) If you had to chose, what is your favorite among the plants currently in your garden?
6) What plant do you covet that you don't currently have, or which wouldn't survive in your climate?
7) If you could pick up and move anywhere, where would that be and why?
8) If you knew in high school what you know now, what career would you have selected for yourself?
9) What plant have you killed at least 3 times, if any?
10) What do you like best about your own garden?
11) Name your favorite public garden.