Roots to Fruit Gardening Workshops

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FREE Non Accredited Online Gardening Course:

How to Prepare a Veg’ Plot or Border Ready for planting

During these difficult times of social isolation lots of people are looking to their own gardens to find peace, tranquility and occupation. Roots to fruit has decided to release this FREE online non accredited course on how to prepare the ground for seed sowing and planting.

If you are struggling to know where to start and what to do next to get your garden project on the way this is a great starter foundation course to help you to gain the skills and knowledge needed to clear and prepare the ground for planting or seed sowing. You will need to message Jon for the link and password at the email address: rootstofruitmidlands@gmail.com

 

General Gardening Thursday Evening  Classes Spring Summer 2020 Postponed

The course will run for one evening per month in April, May, June and July. This is a leisure gardening course (no qualifications are available through this method of attendance) delivered in an informal and adult setting. Practical skills will be blended with knowledge and theory work. Tea / coffee will be available as part of the price. Start time will be 7pm till 9pm at Oakdene Nurseries – 51 Chester Rd Streetly, Sutton Coldfield West Midlands B742HH. Cost of all 4 sessions when paid for in advance will be £60.00, cost for purchasing just one session will be 25.00. The hanging baskets and tubs session payment is used to buy initial costs of the plants and materials used to make a tub and a basket, any extra materials/plants used will need to be purchased on the day. Booking is essential.

Date Session Theme
30/04/20 Seeds and cuttings. 

Making plants for free. How to propagate plants by seed, how to transplant seedlings. How to propagate plants through vegetative methods.

21/05/20 Hanging baskets and tubs

Plant up and take home a hanging basket or tub

25/06/20 Preparing and planting a bed

Cultivating the land, adding compost and fertiliser. 

02/07/20 Maintaining plants in your garden, preventing and dealing with weeds, pests, diseases and disorders

Garden Design Thursday Evening Course Spring Summer 2020

The course will run for one evening per month in April, May, June and July. This is a leisure gardening course (no qualifications are available through this method of attendance) delivered in an informal and adult setting. Practical skills will be blended with knowledge and theory work. Tea / coffee will be available as part of the price. Start time will be 7pm till 9pm at Oakdene Nurseries – 51 Chester Rd Streetly, Sutton Coldfield West Midlands B742HH. Cost of all 4 sessions when paid in advance will be £65.00 cost,  for purchasing just one session will be £25.00. Price includes materials, including a scale ruler that learners can keep.

Date Theme
16/04/20 Part 1: How to carry out a site survey and understand your soil

Measuring sites, aspects and features and recording findings, determining existing the soil and its characteristics.

14/05/20 Part 2: Understanding garden design principles and producing an A3 scale plan

Understanding design principles and using them to create a scale garden design, creating a brief and drawing up a basic scale plan.

11/06/20 Part 3: Adding hard and soft landscaping features

Understanding and positioning garden features on the plan

16/07/20 Part 4: Choosing the right plants for your space

Understanding how to choose the appropriate plants and add them to the plan.

These courses will run concurrently and both can be attended for those wanting to purchase all 8 evenings in advance it is available at a discount rate of £110.00

Appearing on Saturday the 28th of March 2020 in the

Sutton Coldfield Grace Church Center 

A Plant Swap Shop

Interactive workshops on how to make plants for free!

10am-2pm

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Master Gardening Classes Spring and Summer 2017

Informal Gardening Workshops Planned for Saturday Afternoons and Week Day Evenings.

Classes to be held at our training centre in Oakdene Nurseries – 51 Chester Rd Streetly Sutton Coldfield B74 2HH

These workshops will suit complete beginners as well as experienced gardeners. Learn top gardening tips form a multi award winning gardener and horticultural lecturer Jonathan Ensell. Jonathan will dig the dirt on a range of practical gardening themes. Book a one off session or as many sessions as you wish.

The first one will be on Saturday May the 6th This will be a free workshop on how to plant summer hanging baskets (you will need to pay for any materials or plants you use). You can bring your own baskets or we can provide them for you. The session starts at 2pm

Master Gardening Classes Spring and Summer 2017 Programme
Date Gardening Work Shop Theme Time Cost
Saturday May 6th Plant your summer hanging baskets. 2pm-4pm FREE Just purchase your plants and materials you use
Wednesday May

10th

Ground Preparation – Preparing your bed or border for growing. 7pm-9pm £10.00 per person

 

Thursday May

18th

Plant your summer tubs and containers. 7pm-9pm FREE Just purchase your plants and materials you use
Wednesday May

24th

Sowing Seeds – Indoor and outdoor seed sowing. Take way a pot of sown seeds and watch them grow. 7pm-9pm £10.00 per person

 

Wednesday May

31st

What Plant Goes Where?? – Planning and creating your perfect ornamental border 7pm-9pm £10.00 per person

 

Wednesday June

14th

Right Plat Right place- Finding good plants for tricky spots how to plant different types of plant material. 7pm-9pm £10.00 per person

 

Thursday June

22nd

Weeds – Identifying and dealing with weeds. 7pm-9pm £10.00 per person

 

Wednesday June 28th Maintaining plants Outdoors – Top tips on how to get the best out of your planted border 7pm-9pm £10.00 per person

 

Saturday July 1st Grow your own herbal tea – How to grow and process herbal teas from soil to teacup. 1pm  – 4pm £15.00 Per Person
Wednesday July

12th

Pests, Diseases and Disorders- How to identify and deal with them. 7pm-9pm £10.00 per person

 

Email rootstofruitmidlands@gmail.com            Mobile  07590620890