Making sure your fruit trees are fruitful and healthy depends so much on the correct type of pruning, and done at the right time of year. In 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 produce.
After lunch we will go out and take a look at the practical aspects of pruning on the fruit trees that grow in the garden at Sculpture by the Lakes.
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.
The cost of this course is £65 and includes lunch as well as tea and coffee. If you would like to book a place, please contact the office either by telephone on 07720 637808, or by email at info@ sculpturebythelakes.co.uk
Sculpture by the Lakes Pallington Lakes Pallington Dorchester Dorset DT2 8QU