How to be a Successful Gardener (1 Year)

Course Length: 1 Year


Tutor: Neil Bone


Cost: £199 per (10 week) module or £499 for all 3 modules (30 weeks) (prices include 10% Family Card discount)

Starts Saturday 6th October 2018, 9.30am – 12.30pm.


Who can apply?
For people who have an interest in gardening and want to know more without a taxing level science and complexity! No prior knowledge or experience is required.

Focusing on the principle areas of contemporary gardening it is divided into 3 modules, each of 3 hours per week for 10 weeks.

The whole course lasts 30 weeks. The modules are also offered as individual courses so it will be possible to dip in and out for subjects you have a particular interest in.

There will also be a practical element to each module to give real experience of the topics covered.

There will also be a practical element to each module to give real-life experience of most of the topics covered.


 


What will I learn?
Module 1- The basics of how to garden 

• Soil cultivation and preparation
• Propagation
• Planting
• Maintenance tasks
• Pruning
• Composting
• Growing in containers and small areas.

Module 2- Wildlife and environmentally friendly gardening
• Friend or foe – enemies and allies in the natural world
• Wildlife and wildlife havens
• Plant choice and wildlife – gardens significant impact on nature
• Sustainable gardening
• Gardening in a changing climate
• Peat-free growing
• Sustainable design
• Within these four walls – how to reuse and recycle in the garden.



Module 3- Growing your own vegetables
• Planning your vegetable garden – when and what to sow
• Preparing the ground
• Use of fertilisers and compost – including green manures
• Sowing and planting
• Pests and disease monitoring and management
• Harvesting and avoiding gluts
• Gardens and your well-being
• Herbs for eating
• Plants for medicinal interest



Should you have any further queries relating to this course please telephone Lesley Webster at Coolings Nurseries Ltd on 01959 532269 or Email:lesley@coolings.co.uk