This workshop on growing hardy fruit will look at various fruit trees as well as fruiting canes and bushes, and herbaceous plants such as strawberries. It will cover the selection of varieties, plant care, basic pruning, propagation and harvesting, and address their different requirements. It will highlight seasonal tasks and will include a discussion about soil health and plant nutrition, helping attendees to plan their plantings and make the most of their growing space.
This course is scheduled in the summer to allow you to begin planning your fruit garden in time for planting in the autumn and winter. Generally speaking, summer is not the time of year for pruning, so this will be covered in theory only. Practical demonstrations will include some planting and propagation.
Peter Wrapson is an experienced horticulturalist who specialises in food growing. Previously the Head Gardener for Jamie Oliver, Peter now manages the Cambridge community farm CoFarm and works at the Botanic Garden.
Bookings for this course will close 20 June
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