Today was the dreaded day of the RHS Level 3 practical.So glad its over! Took the exam at Shuttleworth College in Bedfordshire, a lovely old manor house in parkland that used to be an agricultural college satellite of Writtle College but is now part of Bedford College. There's a Swiss garden open to the public and an air museum as well. But no time for sightseeing today, just 3 hours of practical exams. Our group did the Potting Shed first-seed sowing, transplanting, cuttings and pruning exercises. Not too bad except I cut my last pelargonium cutting in half by mistake and ended up with 9 instead of 10. Lets hope the examiner can't count. Then the plant idents, soil testing and sampling -managed to remember most of my latin names, including weeds-taraxacum officinale sounds so much more interesting than dandelion. The killer was the Plot-three lots of digging, sowing grass seed in a circle, transplanting wallflowers, more seed sowing and planting a shrub. Ran out of time and energy on this one and had to leave the seed sowing as I couldn't physically dig any more either. Extremely hard work but nothing unexpected. Hope I did enough to pass as I couldn't face doing it again! Off on a well deserved long weekend now.