June: Early Summer in the Garden

29th June £85

Tutor. Kate Tuke

We will look at and discuss: –

  • Plant care and good husbandry.
  • Common pests and diseases and beneficial insects.
  • Staking & supporting plants – looking at some of the different methods.
  • Identifying gaps in the borders and what to consider when buying plants to fill the gap.
  • Watering
  • Pruning

Back in the Poly tunnel we can review the seasonal tasks in more detail as well as the tasks coming up in the next couple of months. Through out the day there will be ample opportunity to ask questions and I will try to cover as many areas of interest as possible.

After a delicious lunch, we will turn our attention to propagation. We will look at some of the methods that can be used at this time of year and the type of plants to try. You will get to try your hand at softwood or semi-ripe cuttings and then we will try simple layering. We will discuss other ways to increase the plants in your garden and how to spot opportunities when buying plants.

You should go away with lots of practical information and inspiring ideas. There will be some handouts, but you may like to bring a note book as not everything will be captured.

You will need to bring suitable clothing and footwear for the garden walk. We will provide gloves and everything that you need for the propagation element of the day.

How a day works. The day starts at 10 am and finishes at 4.30pm but the kettle is on from 9.30 so come and have a coffee and meet up.
All materials are included (unless extra ones requested). If the weather is likely to be warm we might suggest you bring a sun hat and some insect repellent.
Lunches are included in the cost of the course and always vegetarian and are cooked using our own ingredients grown in the veg plot wherever possible. If you have any special dietary requirements please let us know when booking your place.
Tea, coffee and cool drinks are always on offer throughout the day.

If you need somewhere to stay – check out our accommodation page!

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  • Watering
  • Pruning
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