DIscuss Why we prune,, how, when & where we prune and train your garden plants so you can enjoy them.
Show how you can prune and train plants correctly for a range of common types of ornamental & fruiting plants, such as roses, hedges, and fruiting plants
Demonstrate how you use pruning tools correctly.
Show how you can care for your plants such as fertilisers or pest & disease control.
Why we prune, and when we prune
How to prune: equipment you can use
What type of growth do pip fruit flower & fruit on?
Students will understand about the content of the course and why & when we prune.
Students will be able to prune common flowering shrubs & perennials to get maximum flowering.
Students will be able to prune & care for common citrus fruit.
Students will be able to prune & care for common pip fruit.
Students will be able to prune & care for common stone fruit, and understand about pollination.
Students will be able to know how to prune common berry fruit.
Students will be able to know how to prune olives & feijoas, and understand about pollination. .
Students will be able to know how to prune & train grapes & climbers
Students will be able to prune hedges, and understand why we prune them.
Students will be able to understand how to prune & train espalier plants
Pruning citrus fruit
Pruning stone fruit
Students will know about the different types of roses and how to prune them to encourage good flowering.
Students will get an overview of what they have learnt on the course.
I have worked in the horticulture/landscape industry for 40 years. I have also taught at polytechnics and universities. I have been on radio and TV on gardening shows plus have written 6 books on gardening. At present I have my own landscape design & consultancy business here in Wellington New Zealand, plus I give lectures on pruning and plant care to garden groups.