This is an introduction to pruning covering both theory and practice. We start in the classroom with a look at why and how to prune different shrubs and trees, and specifically how to restore overgrown shrubs, when to prune fruit trees and bushes and when to prune evergreen and deciduous shrubs. We will look at selecting the best tools for the job and how to look after them as well as how to prune safely. We will then have a practical session in the Hall’s old orchard, carrying out some renovation pruning on the neglected apple trees. The course will be taught by an horticulturalist with wide ranging skills and experience after 35 years working in horticulture. Kevin Bailey has taught for many years and is a very popular teacher but has also worked in the horticultural retail trade and as a head gardener and gardening consultant for many large and small gardens in Norfolk.
The cost of this workshop is £50 per WFGA member and £60 per non-member. Tea/coffee and home made biscuits available throughout the day. Members can bring their own packed lunch to eat in the classroom, or alternatively use the orangery tea room adjacent to the Hall, serving light lunches, soup, quiche, salads and home made cakes. Recommended!