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WINTER PRUNING: Fruit Trees and Wisteria With Thomas Stone

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Sculpture by the Lakes

Pallington

Dorchester

DT28QU

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THE COURSE

Making sure your fruit trees are healthy and fruitful depends so much on the correct type of pruning at the right time of year. Exactly the same can be said about pruning wisteria - proper pruning for the time of year is essential in order to achieve the maximum amount of blossom but avoiding a tangled mess!

On this one-day workshop we will be looking at the tools required for pruning and how to look after them; pruning cuts and angles will be explained and more importantly the different types of wood that the fruit trees and wisteria produce. After lunch we will go out and take a look at the practical aspects of pruning on the fruit trees and wisteria that grow in the garden at Sculpture by the Lakes.

TUTOR

Thomas Stone has been gardening since leaving school in 1989. Based in Hampshire, he is a creative, seasoned and innovative horticultural expert with specialism across roses, shrubs, pruning, gardens and wildflowers. Starting as a YT student at Mottisfont Abbey Gardens, Thomas went on to join The Sir Harold Hillier gardens, returning to Mottisfont a few years later where he advanced to acting head gardener. As Head Gardener he has also redeveloped private gardens in West Sussex and Hampshire. A member of the Professional Gardeners Association, Thomas is now a freelance horticulturist specialising in roses, pruning, including topiary, border care and wildlife gardening.

MATERIALS FOR YOUR COURSE

  • You may need a pad and pencil if you would like to take notes
  • We will be outside for much of the day or in the unheated Potting Shed, so please bring appropriate clothing and footwear
  • Bring any pruning tools you may have as Thomas will be explaining the best methods of sharpening which you may find useful, please ensure they are clean and disinfected by dipping in methylated spirits or bleach

Lunch, tea and coffee is included for all students, please advise regarding dietary requirements when booking or on the booking form.

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Pallington

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DT28QU

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