Horticulture & Country Crafts at Doldowlod
The Doldowlod Walled Garden
25th Feb. Practical Hedge Laying. Laying a mixed hedge, cutting and staking.
10th, 11th, 17th and 18th March. Garden Design. An in depth exploration of the principals and practice of garden design, covering planning, scale drawing, soft and hard landscaping etc.
24th & 25th March The Vegetable Garden Explored – Investigating the soil and maintaining fertility. Planning the year. What to grow and when to sow. Growing for a year round supply.
7th April. Wild Food Walk. Recognising edible plants and how to use them in the kitchen.
14th April. Garden maintenance. Controlling pests and diseases. Compost making. Making liquid feeds. Maintaining fertility.
5th and 6th. Dry Stone Walling. (Venue in Nantmel). A practical, hands on exploration of dry stone wall building.
11th August. Plant Propagation. How to propagate plants, including sowing seed, taking cuttings, layering and bud grafting fruit trees.
25th August. Protected cropping. How to use plant protection methods to extend the growing season, protect against pests and grow winter crops.
Autumn - Growing Fruit Trees – Choosing varieties and pollinating partners. Site aspects and planting. Pruning and maintenance.
All courses 10am to 4pm. Tea and coffee provided. To book a place, please contact RENEW via our website: http://renew.midwales.org.uk or phone Dave Burridge on 01597 860186