Short Course (Ryton) Introduction to Plant Propagation
This is an introduction to plant propagation which is the process of multiplying or increasing the number of plants of the same species and at the same time perpetuating their desirable characteristics.
Plant propagating is both satisfying in terms of being able to produce new plants but also rewarding as it saves you money!
On this course you will learn about:
Plant propagation principles - true to name, true to type, true to form, free from pest diseases and disorders
Sowing seed - various seed sowing techniques
Semi-ripe stem cuttings various forms - nodal, inter-nodal, mallet and leaf bud
Bulb division - scaling, bulbils and corms
Division - offsets, rhizome and fleshy root division
Leaf cuttings - leaf lamina slashing, leaf squares, midrib, petiole,
Layering - simple layering, serpentine layering and air layering
Knife work practice and side veneer grafting - Japanese Maples
All of the plants you propagate, you will be able to take home to grow on!
Dates and times - This is a programme consisting of 3 consecutive days.
9th, 10th & 11th July 2018; 8th, 9th & 10th July 2019
This course runs from 09.30 to 15.30 each day.
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? 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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