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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
|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.
|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!
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|
|Ground Preparation – Preparing your bed or border for growing.||7pm-9pm||£10.00 per person
|Plant your summer tubs and containers.||7pm-9pm||FREE Just purchase your plants and materials you use|
|Sowing Seeds – Indoor and outdoor seed sowing. Take way a pot of sown seeds and watch them grow.||7pm-9pm||£10.00 per person
|What Plant Goes Where?? – Planning and creating your perfect ornamental border||7pm-9pm||£10.00 per person
|Right Plat Right place- Finding good plants for tricky spots how to plant different types of plant material.||7pm-9pm||£10.00 per person
|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|
|Pests, Diseases and Disorders- How to identify and deal with them.||7pm-9pm||£10.00 per person
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