Masterclass (Ryton) – Plant Propagation
*Rolling programme start at any point in the year
There is some essential light background reading which will be given to new attendees, it includes: an outline of the possible methods of plant propagation, the techniques, facilities, equipment and materials required for successful propagation.
The course covers a wide range of seasonal plant propagation techniques:
September, November and December
Sowing ripe seed, seed dormancy
Easy semi-ripe cuttings - Piping’s, and evergreens
Bulb division, scaling, bulbils, corms and cormals
Division - suckers, crowns
January, February and March
Knife work practice
Whip and tongue
Side veneer for conifer
April, May and June
Stem cuttings, various
Greenwood mallet leaf bud
Rhizome and fleshy root division
Runners and tip layers
Knife work practice
Side veneer graft
All course students will be given free of charge a Garland heated window sill propagator.
“The Garland Super 7 Electric Windowsill Propagator is a complete nursery for the windowsill. the Garland Super 7 allows the user to grow a large number of plant varieties on just one unit. The heated base contains a 13 Watt carbon fibre element for even heat distribution”.
(Size: 76cm (30") Long 18.5cm (7.25") Wide 15cm (6") High)
*Dates and times - This is a rolling programme consisting of 28 Weeks
10th, 17th, 24th, 31st January 2018; 21st, 28th February 2018; 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th March 2018
18th, 25th April 2018; 2nd, 9th, 16th May 2018
6th, 13th June 2018
12th, 19th, 26th September 2018; 3rd, 10th October 2018; 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th November 2018;
5th, 12th December 2018 ; 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th January 2019; 20th, 27th February 2019;
6th, 13th, 20th, 27th March 2019; 3rd, 24th April 2019; 1st, 8th, 15th May 2019;
5th, 12th, 19th June 2019.
This course runs from 09.30 to 15.30 each day , it always takes place on Wednesdays
What qualification will I get? On completion of 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: cash or cheque on the first day of the course, BACS or PayPal seven days before the start day of the course. There is an option to pay in instalments:
Payment option 1. £625.00 plus V.A.T. at £125.00 for the complete course, total payable £750.00
Payment option 2. Four instalments (week1, week 7, week 14 and week 21) of £162.00 plus V.A.T. at £32.50 = £195.00, total payable £ 780.00 (this includes an administration fee of £30.00)
What else do I need to know? All plant materials, tools and ancillary equipment are supplied. This is predominantly a practical course with some theory underpinning knowledge; therefore you need to wear comfortable casual clothing which should include safety footwear. You WILL NOT be applying commercial plant protection products at any point, however there are practicals involving the application of products (rooting hormones and fungicides) available to the amateur gardener. For those all necessary protective clothing will be provided.
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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