Karen Murphy

Trainee Online Journalist

The variety of tasks I've been involved in have been eye-opening, interesting and lots of fun

I’m proud to be the very first Trainee Online Journalist at Peterborough, helping to work on the website for the online team. My role is to learn all aspects of the online editorial process, including web editing and writing, which I am enjoying immensely. The variety of tasks I've been involved in, from visiting the RHS shows and gardens, helping co-ordinate the blogs and web writing, to also gaining insight into The Garden magazine editorial have been eye-opening, interesting and lots of fun.

I live nearby in Stamford and my interests include gardening, wildlife, reading, travelling, music and sports, particularly cycling. I have a Masters degree in Irish Studies, have previously worked for four years in administration for a recruitment firm specialising in the land-based sectors, and I am currently undertaking my RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Plant Growth, Propagation and Development. With so much knowledge gained in my time here at the RHS, in future I hope to continue in the editorial field, and with writing especially.


** Please note the contents of this blog reflect the views of its author and are not necessarily those of the RHS **

Karen's posts and conversations

  • Your wildlife needs you...

    We are dauntingly vital to the lives of our garden wildlife, as are they to ours. It is a symbi

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  • Something old, something new...

    We are getting back to our roots… but also growing exciting new ideas: the&nbs

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  • What matters more than horticulture?

    For many years, horticulture has regrettably been an unpopular career - but there are timely gl

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  • So much to see and do in 2015...

    The RHS Shows next year – some old, some new – are set to be a treat...and I c

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  • Easy like Sunday morning

    Potting up some classic winter garden containers couldn't be easier - dodge the w

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  • Ever decreasing gardening circles? I hope not…

    My recent trip to the garden and leisure industry’s ‘wonder show’ GLEE reveal

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  • Our autumnal best is yet to come

    For some reason, as soon as autumn reaches us, we habitually seem to think that the

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  • A life in the day of an RHS trainee

    Being three months in to my media traineeship, I thought it was about time I let you know what

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  • Our autumnal best is yet to come

    For some reason, as soon as September reaches us, we habitually seem to think that the ga

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  • Encouraging natural garden spaces

    Are we as humans fully accountable custodians of the outdoors, or have we got free rein to do a

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  • An open, modern Society

    Absorbing day-to-day life across all departments of the RHS brings to light the forward-thinkin

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  • An open, modern society

    Absorbing day-to-day life across all departments of the RHS brings to light the forward-thinkin

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  • A hive of activity at Hampton...

    A day with the media team at RHS Hampton Court Flower Show brings to light an intricate web of

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