Orchard management & pruning courses
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Orchard management and pruning courses and workshops across the UK. Learn how to create and maintain fruit orchards; when to plant, prune and how to take care of your trees and plants to get maximum yield or crop.
Shropshire - Next course on 5th October 2019
Orchard Restoration at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm. The course is aimed at gardeners and smallholders, and will cover siting an orchard, choosing suitable species and varieties to plant, and how to look after them. You will be shown how to plant a tree and protect it from animals and strimmers, and learn how to prune your tree to make it a pleasant shape and fruitful. You will find out about the pests and diseases...
Surrey - Next course on 4th December 2018
The apple tree is a staple for many of us in Surrey. Whether it is a single cherished Bramley in the back garden or a multi-variety apple orchard, care must be given to the management of these fruit producing trees. Join Paul Ritchie in learning the best ways to time your pruning, physically trim your trees to conserve their appearance and ensure you get optimal fruit production whilst prolonging their life. We will be using...
East Sussex - Next course on 26th January 2019
Learn how to restore and maintain trees, both apples and pears, that have got away. The aim of winter pruning is to establish the basic structure of the tree, reduce overcrowding, encourage it to make new growth in a controlled way and produce fewer, larger fruit from healthier, well pruned trees. The course will be at Bore Place and start with an examination of old and overgrown trees to learn how to develop a pruning...
Shropshire - Next course on 2nd March 2019
Fruit Tree Grafting Learn the ancient skill of fruit tree grafting and propagating. You will go home with a new skill and the confidence to start grafting your own trees. You will also leave with 3 trees that you have grafted to plant in your own garden. If you have a favourite tree you want to propagate then feel free to bring your own cuttings. You will need to bring: secateurs. Tutor: Tom Adams Accessibility...