Social forum

An open forum for chatting about anything you want to.

These classrooms don't contain notes or handouts for the syllabus; they are a space for students.

With the re-structuring of the RHS website the discussion forums in the My Garden area disappeared. These were helpful to some people studying through distance learning, as well as to RHS members with general plant identification queries, and other problems which could be solved by asking other experienced gardeners rather than 'Experts'.

BEST has its own Facebook page where you can talk to past and present students - you'll see the icon on your home page - but if you aren't a habitual Facebook user you may not want to get involved in some of the online alternatives to meet other RHS students. So we hope you will think about using this space to communicate with our other students - who are also trying to make sense of the handouts, work through past papers, and decide if it's worth planting out their potatoes yet!

One area has been set up for level 2 students, and another for level 3; your tutor can help if you have general queries you want to raise.

You will all be enrolled in the chat areas - did you know that if you go into your user profile settings you can get your 'internal' emails redirected to any other account of your choice, so you don't have to be logged in to see email (only to answer it)?

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A few plant related radio broadcasts Picture of Deborah Lord Deborah Lord 2 Deborah Lord
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Hazards in digging - electricity apple for the teacher? Janet Prescott 1 Craig Chappell
Sat, 27 Jul 2019, 8:25 PM
Oak Processionary Moth Picture of Jenny  Shukman Jenny Shukman 0 Jenny Shukman
Tue, 23 Jul 2019, 8:18 PM
Recommended: Picture of Stephen Gathercole Stephen Gathercole 1 Silva Carver
Tue, 9 Jul 2019, 7:36 PM
Seeds of Life: The plants suited to climate change Picture of Jenny  Shukman Jenny Shukman 0 Jenny Shukman
Tue, 9 Jul 2019, 7:13 PM
Good luck for the exams next week Picture of Jenny  Shukman Jenny Shukman 0 Jenny Shukman
Fri, 21 Jun 2019, 7:56 PM
pH test at home Picture of Zsolt Fodor Zsolt Fodor 2 Zsolt Fodor
Thu, 13 Jun 2019, 1:54 PM
'Cherry' Ingram - a good read! Picture of Jenny  Shukman Jenny Shukman 5 Deborah Lord
Tue, 9 Apr 2019, 6:59 AM
Fascinating flowers and pollinators Picture of Jenny  Shukman Jenny Shukman 0 Jenny Shukman
Mon, 11 Mar 2019, 7:09 PM
Learn to love your aphids? apple for the teacher? Janet Prescott 0 Janet Prescott
Sun, 10 Mar 2019, 9:15 PM
Fasciation Picture of Sarah Cheffins Sarah Cheffins 4 Janet Prescott
Fri, 1 Mar 2019, 9:29 PM
Prickles, spines and thorns - and winter identifications apple for the teacher? Janet Prescott 1 Jenny Shukman
Mon, 18 Feb 2019, 6:49 PM
3101 paper Wednesday 13th February apple for the teacher? Janet Prescott 2 Janet Prescott
Sun, 17 Feb 2019, 9:01 PM
Good luck! Picture of Jenny  Shukman Jenny Shukman 1 Janet Prescott
Sun, 10 Feb 2019, 4:14 PM
Season's Greetings Picture of Jenny  Shukman Jenny Shukman 5 Craig Chappell
Mon, 14 Jan 2019, 9:14 PM
Watch out - there 's a lily beetle about... apple for the teacher? Janet Prescott 4 Stephen Malsher
Sun, 6 Jan 2019, 9:31 AM
Autumn colour at Stourhead, Wiltshire Picture of Jenny  Shukman Jenny Shukman 1 Janet Prescott
Tue, 13 Nov 2018, 8:40 PM
Halloween pictures! Picture of Jenny  Shukman Jenny Shukman 0 Jenny Shukman
Wed, 31 Oct 2018, 8:22 PM
Good Luck! Picture of Jenny  Shukman Jenny Shukman 0 Jenny Shukman
Sun, 17 Jun 2018, 8:11 PM
New 'fridge-free' nematodes apple for the teacher? Janet Prescott 0 Janet Prescott
Tue, 20 Mar 2018, 6:20 PM
Anerodic Respiration Picture of Stephen Malsher Stephen Malsher 1 Janet Prescott
Thu, 8 Feb 2018, 8:18 PM
Good Luck! Picture of Jenny  Shukman Jenny Shukman 0 Jenny Shukman
Sun, 4 Feb 2018, 7:50 PM
How flowering plants conquered the world Picture of Jenny  Shukman Jenny Shukman 0 Jenny Shukman
Mon, 15 Jan 2018, 9:32 AM
Christmas Quiz Picture of Jenny  Shukman Jenny Shukman 2 Jenny Shukman
Mon, 1 Jan 2018, 7:24 PM
Tulip genome, attracting bees and plant name changes Picture of Jenny  Shukman Jenny Shukman 0 Jenny Shukman
Mon, 18 Dec 2017, 8:45 PM
Photos of RHS Garden Rosemoor Picture of Jenny  Shukman Jenny Shukman 3 Jenny Shukman
Thu, 30 Nov 2017, 8:19 PM
Chelsea Gardens and 'design' apple for the teacher? Janet Prescott 2 Jenny Shukman
Thu, 30 Nov 2017, 7:59 PM
Management of Plant Health - glyphosate weedkiller news Picture of Valentina Santambrogio Valentina Santambrogio 1 Jenny Shukman
Thu, 30 Nov 2017, 7:39 PM
Exam preparation for February Picture of Jenny  Shukman Jenny Shukman 4 Jenny Shukman
Sat, 11 Nov 2017, 7:02 PM
Flowring triggers in plants apple for the teacher? Janet Prescott 1 Janet Prescott
Thu, 9 Nov 2017, 3:08 PM
Xylella fastidiosa Picture of Jenny  Shukman Jenny Shukman 0 Jenny Shukman
Tue, 10 Oct 2017, 6:44 PM
Wisley under threat from A3 plans Picture of Jenny  Shukman Jenny Shukman 3 Margery Diamand
Tue, 12 Sep 2017, 9:00 PM
"Trees, Jim, but not as we know them.... " apple for the teacher? Janet Prescott 0 Janet Prescott
Tue, 22 Aug 2017, 10:40 AM
an unexpected hazard apple for the teacher? Janet Prescott 0 Janet Prescott
Sun, 16 Jul 2017, 1:59 PM
Good luck for the exams! Picture of Jenny  Shukman Jenny Shukman 0 Jenny Shukman
Tue, 13 Jun 2017, 7:13 PM
Article on Victorian bedding schemes apple for the teacher? Janet Prescott 0 Janet Prescott
Mon, 5 Jun 2017, 10:25 AM
Exam papers and examiners' comments apple for the teacher? Janet Prescott 1 Janet Prescott
Mon, 5 Jun 2017, 10:20 AM
Forecasting diseases Picture of Jenny  Shukman Jenny Shukman 0 Jenny Shukman
Wed, 17 May 2017, 4:46 PM
a really interesting short radio programme on botany/plant genetics apple for the teacher? Janet Prescott 0 Janet Prescott
Tue, 16 May 2017, 7:37 PM
Latin Picture of Stephen Malsher Stephen Malsher 3 Janet Prescott
Mon, 8 May 2017, 9:36 PM
Principles of Garden Planning, Construction, and Planting Picture of Rowan Smith Rowan Smith 5 Stephen Malsher
Fri, 5 May 2017, 9:04 PM
RHS Gardening in a Changing Climate Picture of Jenny  Shukman Jenny Shukman 0 Jenny Shukman
Fri, 28 Apr 2017, 7:52 PM
Steppe planting and Nigel Dunnett's work at The Barbican apple for the teacher? Janet Prescott 1 Jenny Shukman
Wed, 26 Apr 2017, 8:59 PM
Design possibilities of grassed areas apple for the teacher? Janet Prescott 5 Linda Bassett-Crowe
Tue, 21 Mar 2017, 12:49 AM
Are you demonstrating a valid commitment to sustainable horticultural practices? apple for the teacher? Janet Prescott 0 Janet Prescott
Fri, 10 Mar 2017, 10:51 PM
Good Luck! Picture of Jenny  Shukman Jenny Shukman 1 Julie Henderson
Mon, 6 Feb 2017, 7:27 PM
Happy Christmas! Picture of Jenny  Shukman Jenny Shukman 0 Jenny Shukman
Tue, 20 Dec 2016, 5:00 PM
Christmas guinea pig Linda Bassett-Crowe 0 Linda Bassett-Crowe
Sun, 11 Dec 2016, 11:36 AM
leaf fall, leaf scars and bundle scars apple for the teacher? Janet Prescott 0 Janet Prescott
Wed, 16 Nov 2016, 3:33 PM
Level 3 exams guinea pig Linda Bassett-Crowe 9 Jenny Shukman
Wed, 2 Nov 2016, 7:51 PM
Are you intrigued by the meaning of plant names? apple for the teacher? Janet Prescott 3 Linda Bassett-Crowe
Sat, 22 Oct 2016, 11:27 PM
Good Luck! Picture of Jenny  Shukman Jenny Shukman 0 Jenny Shukman
Sun, 19 Jun 2016, 4:07 PM
Jenny is moving house apple for the teacher? Janet Prescott 0 Janet Prescott
Wed, 1 Jun 2016, 8:15 PM
Invasive plant trade apple for the teacher? Janet Prescott 0 Janet Prescott
Wed, 11 May 2016, 1:07 PM
Photos of RHS Cardiff Flower Show Picture of Jenny  Shukman Jenny Shukman 0 Jenny Shukman
Sun, 24 Apr 2016, 7:20 PM
Hort Week article on biocontrols, and more info on weed management apple for the teacher? Janet Prescott 0 Janet Prescott
Mon, 18 Apr 2016, 2:27 PM
Compost teas apple for the teacher? Janet Prescott 1 Nick Bishop
Tue, 29 Mar 2016, 3:33 PM
Good Luck! Picture of Jenny  Shukman Jenny Shukman 0 Jenny Shukman
Mon, 8 Feb 2016, 10:35 AM
useful flashcard site apple for the teacher? Janet Prescott 0 Janet Prescott
Sun, 7 Feb 2016, 9:03 PM
update on chemicals apple for the teacher? Janet Prescott 0 Janet Prescott
Mon, 1 Feb 2016, 11:16 PM
Flashcards for revising plant names -using www.cram.com apple for the teacher? Janet Prescott 0 Janet Prescott
Tue, 26 Jan 2016, 12:08 PM
And another 'Happy Christmas' from BEST apple for the teacher? Janet Prescott 0 Janet Prescott
Wed, 23 Dec 2015, 6:01 PM
Happy Christmas! Picture of Jenny  Shukman Jenny Shukman 0 Jenny Shukman
Sun, 20 Dec 2015, 7:01 PM
Exam Centres - London or South East Picture of Chris Barker Chris Barker 9 Jenny Shukman
Fri, 27 Nov 2015, 9:21 AM
New RHS Garden apple for the teacher? Janet Prescott 0 Janet Prescott
Fri, 23 Oct 2015, 11:40 AM
info on seed weights Picture of Kirstin Glendinning Kirstin Glendinning 1 Jenny Shukman
Wed, 21 Oct 2015, 7:52 PM
The Countryside Stewardship Scheme Picture of Jenny  Shukman Jenny Shukman 4 Jenny Shukman
Fri, 14 Aug 2015, 7:46 PM
PGT bursaries for study apple for the teacher? Janet Prescott 0 Janet Prescott
Thu, 9 Jul 2015, 12:09 PM
Good luck for the exams! Picture of Jenny  Shukman Jenny Shukman 1 Felicity Weeks
Mon, 15 Jun 2015, 8:06 PM
Photos of Barrington Court, Somerset Picture of Jenny  Shukman Jenny Shukman 0 Jenny Shukman
Mon, 15 Jun 2015, 7:41 PM
Student membership of the RHS apple for the teacher? Janet Prescott 0 Janet Prescott
Mon, 23 Feb 2015, 6:42 PM
logging in to the RHS exams portal apple for the teacher? Janet Prescott 0 Janet Prescott
Mon, 23 Feb 2015, 5:24 PM
Photos of Stourhead Picture of Jenny  Shukman Jenny Shukman 0 Jenny Shukman
Sun, 21 Dec 2014, 7:20 PM
More powerpoints in Unit 1 apple for the teacher? Janet Prescott 1 Jenny Shukman
Sat, 8 Nov 2014, 11:10 AM
Photos of Wisley Gardens Picture of Jenny  Shukman Jenny Shukman 1 Janet Prescott
Thu, 6 Nov 2014, 9:24 PM
Message from Janet re Level 3 Planning unit 1 - excellent resource for surveying apple for the teacher? Janet Prescott 3 Janet Prescott
Tue, 21 Oct 2014, 11:48 PM
A step on from Linnaeus! Picture of Jenny  Shukman Jenny Shukman 0 Jenny Shukman
Mon, 6 Oct 2014, 9:19 AM
Principles of Horticulture Picture of Jenny  Shukman Jenny Shukman 0 Jenny Shukman
Tue, 30 Sep 2014, 11:10 AM
Reducing pesticides with 'good vibrations' Picture of Jenny  Shukman Jenny Shukman 0 Jenny Shukman
Sun, 28 Sep 2014, 9:18 AM
Painshill Landscape Garden Picture of Jenny  Shukman Jenny Shukman 1 Janet Prescott
Fri, 26 Sep 2014, 12:41 PM
Modern or Contemporary Picture of Kirsten Stahley Kirsten Stahley 1 Jenny Shukman
Wed, 10 Sep 2014, 9:56 AM
Phormium tenax - plant type? Picture of Claire Jones Claire Jones 1 Janet Prescott
Tue, 15 Apr 2014, 11:47 AM
bulb scaling, micropropagation , air layering apple for the teacher? Janet Prescott 0 Janet Prescott
Mon, 20 Jan 2014, 9:57 PM
Photos from Hilliers Picture of Jenny  Shukman Jenny Shukman 0 Jenny Shukman
Thu, 19 Dec 2013, 7:56 PM
Happy Christmas! Picture of Jenny  Shukman Jenny Shukman 0 Jenny Shukman
Thu, 19 Dec 2013, 7:49 PM
New books apple for the teacher? Janet Prescott 0 Janet Prescott
Tue, 5 Nov 2013, 1:56 PM
Grafts Picture of David Robinson David Robinson 6 David Robinson
Wed, 14 Aug 2013, 1:08 PM
Hinton Ampner - A Garden of Views and Vistas Picture of Jenny  Shukman Jenny Shukman 0 Jenny Shukman
Wed, 24 Jul 2013, 11:07 AM
Insecticides and bees apple for the teacher? Janet Prescott 1 Jenny Shukman
Mon, 22 Jul 2013, 11:40 AM
Chelsea 2013 apple for the teacher? Janet Prescott 1 David Robinson
Wed, 3 Jul 2013, 1:10 PM
Wardian cases - for those interested in garden history, and with deep pockets! apple for the teacher? Janet Prescott 0 Janet Prescott
Wed, 26 Jun 2013, 1:48 PM
Soils app Picture of Jenny  Shukman Jenny Shukman 0 Jenny Shukman
Mon, 17 Jun 2013, 9:28 AM
Plants use underground networks to warn of enemy attacks Picture of Jenny  Shukman Jenny Shukman 2 Jenny Shukman
Wed, 22 May 2013, 10:53 AM
Plant photo from Hilliers Picture of Jenny  Shukman Jenny Shukman 2 Jenny Shukman
Wed, 8 May 2013, 8:51 PM
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