In the world of roses there are many different types and varieties, all of which require different pruning techniques. In this one-day workshop, Thomas Stone will describe each of the different types and how to tell them apart. He will also cover what cuts to use and why and, just as important, the tools used while pruning and how to look after them. We will then go outside and look at the roses in the garden at Sculpture by the Lakes and watch a practical demonstration on pruning with some opportunities for hands-on experience.
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