Short course (North Moreton) Pruning Apples
Without careful pruning apple trees cease to be productive. Pruning an apple tree can be daunting for many gardeners, but it needn't be! On this course we guide you through how and when to correctly prune different forms and types of apple. In addition we provide tuition and practice so that you will be able to prune your own apples with confidence.
An outline of the different trained forms - There are several growth forms (shapes) including: Bush trees (Standards, Half-standards, Dwarf bush). Restricted Forms (Espaliers, Cordons, Pyramid, Spindle bush and Step overs). How they are trained varies, so does pruning.
The aims of pruning - to improve flowering, fruition, reduce pest and disease and facilitate harvesting
When and how to prune - timing (winter and summer) and appropriate method for the type (tip or spur fruiting variety)
The 3 D’s, Dead, Diseased and Damaged - recognition, importance of removing them in the correct order
Practical pruning session - pruning of bush apple trees in winter.
Dates and times - This is a ONE day programme.
24th January 2019 at North Moreton
This course runs from 09.30 to 15.30 .
What qualification will I get? On completion of each 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: £95.00 plus V.A.T. at £19.00 for the complete course, total payable £114.00.
What else do I need to know? This course is a mixture of theory and practical activity, therefore you need to wear comfortable casual clothing. For working outside please wear suitable outdoor clothing, gloves and safety footwear, which is mandatory. All tools, equipment and materials will be supplied by us.
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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