This modular course will start at the very beginning, introducing you to soil, plants, tools and techniques. You'll learn how to garden in a sustainable and environmentally aware way. By the end of the course you'll be ready to sow, plant and maintain your own garden.
What you'll need to bring with you:
A note book and pen, phone/camera, suitable clothing for the weather conditions (we will be outside most of the time) appropriate footwear (no flip flops or exposed toes)
There is a cafe on site but you may want to bring drinks, snacks, lunch etc
10% off plants in the nursery on the day you attend the course.
Facilities: car parking, toilets, cafe
MAXIMUM 6 PLACES PER MODULE
IF YOU EXPERIENCE DIFFICULTIES WITH THE ONLINE BOOKING SYSTEM PLEASE BOOK BY EMAIL
Get ready to plant. Clearing and preparing the ground including weed control. Soil - types of soil, testing and improving. Tools - what you need to get started. Getting rid of green waste/composting
What's what - types of plants - bulbs, annuals, biennials, perennials, grasses, shrubs, trees and climbers.Successful planting - right plant for the right place. Choosing the best plant, planting, spacing, watering and caring for your plants.
Grow your own from seeds and cuttings
You will have access to stock plants at the nursery and can take your cuttings home.
Creating a border.
What's your style?
Thinking about height, spread, colour, scent, flowering period. How to plan and plant your border
Plants for Free!
Dividing perennials and spotting self seeders, planting out, potting up and growing on.
You will have access to stock plants at the nursery and can take self seeders and divisions home.
Maintaining your garden, deadheading, cutting back, pruning. Recognising and controlling weeds.
Wise watering, including mulching.