Short Course (Ryton) Planting Techniques for Success
Plants are an expensive commodity and if not selected carefully and planted properly there is a chance that they will not thrive, or perhaps die!
We have developed this course to provide the necessary underpinning knowledge to select and plant a range of plants properly to ensure their long term success.
In this course we cover the following:
The range of ornamental nursery stock available - trees, shrubs, climbers and conifers. Container grown plants, containerised plants, bare root plants, root-balled plants and root wrapped plants.
The relationship between the soil and the plant - what is soil, importance of organic matter, nutrients, fertilisers, pH
The importance of soil cultivation– double digging, single digging, rotary cultivation, forking and consolidation
Soil improvement prior to planting– drainage, fertility, and the plant’s requirements at planting.
Planting techniques - bare root transplants (hedging), container grown shrub, climber, container tree, bare root tree (support if appropriate); watering, and mulching
Aftercare - watering, fertiliser, mulching, weeding, removal of suckers, reversion and deadheading, removing them in the correct order
Practical planting demonstration
Practical planting assessment - Planting a range of plants, from: bare root transplants (hedging), container grown shrub, climber, container tree, bare root tree (actual plants dependent on the season).
Dates and times - This is a ONE day programme.
9th April 2019 at Ryton
This course runs from 09.30 to 15.30.
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 ? £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.
For course leaflet - Click here