On this course you will learn about the different decorative merits of plants, how to create seasonal displays in beds, borders and containers.

Short Course (Ryton and North Moreton) Displays for Spring, Summer and Autumn

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There are many options for creating colourful seasonal displays in the garden, whether they be planted in beds or borders or in containers. It is possible to create long lasting displays exhibiting the very best seasonal decorative merits.

On this course you will learn about the different decorative merits of plants, how to create seasonal displays in beds, borders and containers. The displays you create in containers will go home with you to enjoy!

This course covers the following:

Exploring the decorative merits of plants - shape, form, texture, foliage, flower, fruit, stem colour and scent

The use of colour the colour wheel, effective combinations of colour

Choice of suitable containers - natural and artificial containers, advantages and disadvantages

Choice of growing media - types, advantages and disadvantages, additives

Choice of suitable plant material - trees, shrubs, conifers, herbaceous herbaceous perennials, bulbs, biennials, annuals, others?

Creating a range of plant displays - in beds/border, tubs and planters

Planting techniques - preparation of plants for planting, different methods.

Feeding throughout the growing season.

 

In autumn, creating a display for spring

In spring creating display for summer

In summer creating a display for autumn

Dates and times - This is a programme consisting of 3 separate days, one in each of the seasons stated.  This course runs from 09.30 to 15.30 each day.

Ryton: 4th October 2018, 4th April 2019, 18th July 2019

North Moreton: 5th October 2018, 5th April 2019, 19th July 2019

What qualification will I get? On completion of the programme you will be given a course completion certificate from the Academy of Practical Horticulture.

What is the enrolment process? 1. Talk to us first to ensure that there is a place available on the course.  2. Complete an enrolment form on line, ensure you        provide ALL of the details requested. 3. Payment options are: payment through the website using a credit/debit card or PayPal, alternatively cash or cheque on the first day of the course.

Cost:  £295.00 plus V.A.T. at £ 59.00 for the complete course, total payable £ 354.00

What else do I need to know? This is predominantly a practical course with some theory underpinning knowledge, therefore you need to wear comfortable casual  work clothing and for inclement weather some waterproofs would be ideal! Safety  footwear is mandatory for all practical activities.

What can I do after this course? You would be welcome to attend any of the short course or masterclasses that we offer, or perhaps (if not already studying one of them) one of the Royal Horticultural Society Courses at one of our centres.

 

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