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Autumn Gardening Course

Posted on October 17, 2011

This article was published in October 2011. Please see Latest News for more recent information.

Luton HooGuiding you through the autumn towards a successful spring with Joan Scanlon, Town Gardens Danny Snapes, Head Gardener, Fenton House, Hampstead Theo Chapman, Propagation, Wakehurst Place, W. Sussex

Every Friday at the Luton Hoo Walled Garden 21st October - 25th November 10am - 1pm

21st October - Ornamental gardening; principles of garden and planting design - this session will focus on extending the growing season, looking at autumn and winter flowering shrubs and herbaceous plants

28th October - Bulb planting; planning for year-round flowering - an introduction to bulbs, corms and tubers, with examples of each, and their potential for year round flowering interest.

4th November* - Making compost and mulching - the importance of soil improvement, and techniques for achieving this; different kinds of compost systems; principles of compost making and practical exercises in mulching.

11th November* - Common pests and diseases and their treatment - identification of the symptoms of common garden problems and methods of dealing with common pests and diseases of garden plants

18th November - The winter fruit and vegetable garden - autumn and winter tasks, looking at what it is possible to grow over winter and key tasks for this season which would develop and improve your vegetable garden/allotment. The practical part of the session will involve pruning the apple trees in the Luton Hoo Walled Garden.

25th November* - Propagation - propagating your own plants at minimal cost, with examples of particular shrubs which can be reproduced fairly easily; how to control the spread of herbaceous plants such as crocosmia, sedum and geraniums. In this session we will look at the principles of propagation, and the best plants to propagate at this season.

25th November - Theo Chapman

(*Denotes extra session for advanced gardeners : 4th & 5th November - Danny Snapes)

£110 for 6 sessions
£50 for 3 sessions
£20 for 1 session

Numbers will be limited, so please reserve your place early

For more information or to book your place on any of the sessions, call 01582 816034.

Luton Hoo Walled Garden
Luton Hoo
United Kingdom

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