Events & Courses

2014 Courses

Why not come and learn at Crown Nursery?  Our short courses are fun and very informal – you will go away brimming with new knowledge!!

Some of our courses are run in conjunction with the RHS - details below.

Our courses are open to everyone – but places must be pre-booked, as numbers are limited.

To book your place, please call the office on 01394 460755 or book online through our online shop.  Further details can be obtained by emailing us enquiries@crown-nursery.co.uk or telephoning the office.

 

PLUM TREE PRUNING

Tuesday 2nd September 2014

10.00am – 12.00pm

Course Fee £30.00

Plum trees differ from most other fruit trees in that they should only be pruned when in leaf. Come and learn how to tackle this task, it is quite easy when you know how!

FOCUS ON FRUIT

Tuesday 14th October 2014

10.00am – 12.00pm

Course Fee RHS Members £24.00 and non members £30.00

Whether you are looking to care for your existing trees, to plant one or two fruit trees or a whole orchard this course is for you. We cover topics such as growing conditions, planting techniques, rootstock selection, training & pruning techniques and organic management. Pollination groups, choosing your varieties and storing your fruit. Plus a tasting session to help you choose the right varieties for you.

WINTER PRUNING

Thursday 27th November 2014

10.00am – 12.00pm

Course Fee £30.00

Learn how to make light work of this annual task. A ‘hands on’ session to learn the tricks of the trade. You and your plants will love it!

SHRUB PRUNING

February 2015 – Date to be confirmed

10.00am – 12.00pm

Learn how to make light work of this annual task. A ‘hands on’ session to learn the tricks of the trade. You and your plants will love it!

FRUIT TREE PRUNING COURSE

February 2015 – Date to be confirmed

10.00am – 12.00pm

Learn how to make light work of this annual task. A ‘hands on’ session to learn the tricks of the trade. You and your plants will love it!

GRAFT YOUR OWN TREE

February 2015 – Date to be confirmed

10.00am – 12.00pm

We start this session with a brief introduction to this fascinating ancient art. Why we graft, the tools, rootstocks, scion wood, compatibility and aftercare. It’s then your turn to have a go. Practicing with knife work on different woods. Once you have mastered the art you can graft a tree to take away with you.

SUMMER PRUNING OF TRAINED FRUIT TREES

July 2015 – Date to be arranged

10.00am – 12.00pm

Espaliers, fans, cordons, stepovers, ‘S’ & double ’U’ shaped – whatever you would like to achieve or look after, this course is for you. Correct pruning will help encourage maximum growth and fruiting from these delightful trees.

DO YOU BELONG TO A GARDENING CLUB OR GROUP? WE CAN RUN BESPOKE COURSES FOR YOUR GROUP – OR WE CAN ARRANGE FOR GRAEME PROCTOR TO COME AND GIVE A TALK AND DEMONSTRATION. IF YOU WOULD LIKE MORE INFO PLEASE CALL THE OFFICE ON 01394 460755.

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