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Maintaining your Summer Garden Short Course

Maintaining your Summer Garden Short Course


Enjoy the summer and your garden. Caring for your summer garden involves a large range of tasks to keep it looking fabulous. You will learn to appreciate how important general maintenance tasks ensure a long lasting and colourful display which you can appreciate and enjoy.

Delivered in a mixed format of theory and practical, the course covers:

  • Watering and Feeding plants baskets and containers
  • Feeding of garden plants
  • Weed identification and control
  • Pinching, trimming and deadheading
  • Pest and disease identification and control
  • Supporting
  • Prolonging your display

    The course is held at our Horticulture Base at Sherdley Park. 

    The course is delivered in a very relaxed manner with plenty of opportunity to ask questions and group discussion. The course is aimed to increase your own knowledge of the subject matter so there will be no formal assessment. A college participation certificate will be issued for those that attend. No previous qualifications are required, just a willingness to learn! Outdoor clothing and footwear are required.

    The cost of the course includes all necessary materials and equipment.

    Once I finish the course, what can I go on to do?
    We have a wide range of short courses available from our Horticulture Department, including Designing & Planting Summer Hanging Baskets, Lawn and Turf Maintenance and many more.

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