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At 86 years of age it is time to set down memories and a record of a varied life for my grand children before it is too late. Partly for health reasons, I drifted into a horticultural career in local glasshouse nurseries then ICI Plant Protection Ltd as a crop demonstrator. With no money to acquire my own nursery I drifted in to education, teaching rural science and geography, retiring as Deputy Head of a Comprehensive School. Eventually, in partnership with my wife, ran a Post Office and Village Stores while also developing garden maintenance, dry stone walling and a hard landscaping  business. On retirement, moved back to Sussex to see grandchildren growing up, developed an allotment for some twenty or more years in my home village while also doing gardening design consultancy with ‘Gardening Which’ magazine. Married three weeks short of sixty years my wife died with kidney failure. Having prostate cancer I expected to go first.  After some twelve extra years free of cancer it has returned so one must be positive and have targets in life to aim for. The last target was visiting Antarctica with my grandson. The next target is to complete a personal history to pass on for which this article has developed. This is just one of several life pages yet to be published.

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