Short Course (Ryton) Summer Pruning of Ornamentals
Pruning is possibly one of the most misunderstood garden maintenance techniques. The effects of a neglected plant can be seen as, either an overgrown plant, or a plant that fails to exhibit the very decorative merits it is being grown for, e.g. flowers, fruit, foliage or colourful stems. Pruning is not complicated but it does require an understanding of what specific plants require, how to correctly use the tools and employ the right techniques. This course introduces the attendee to summer pruning techniques, the course covers the following:
Health and safety in relation to pruning activities - Hazard of pruning, PPE
Looking at the effect of incorrect pruning
The Royal Horticultural Society pruning groups - pruning groups 1-13, grouping plants by broad pruning principles
Tools and materials required - care and maintenance of pruning equipment. Correct use of pruning equipment, “right tool for the job”
Summer pruning techniques - the 3 D’s; spotting dead, damaged and diseased material, removing it in the correct order, carrying out the appropriate pruning techniques on pruning groups1 (light pruning of evergreens, deciduous trees and some shrubs), 2 (early flowering shrubs), 4 (summer flowering shrubs), 8 (some early flowering evergreen shrubs) 10, (some evergreen shrubs flowering in spring), 11 (light trimming of some vigorous climbers) and 13 (some wall trained shrubs)
Processing arisings - effective ways in which to process the waste from pruning activities
Dates and times - This is a ONE day programme.
6th July 2018, 5th July 2019
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 is a course with some practical activity. For this, you need to wear comfortable casual clothing which should include safety footwear. It is also advisable to be prepared for inclement weather by bringing waterproof clothing. All necessary PPE 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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