Urban Gardening

5, 12, 19, 26 July 02, 09 August 10:00 - 4:00 FREE

Practical activities covered:

 1.  Vertical Growing: Make and plant up a vertical planter.  This can be used to grow plants on walls or fences, so you make the most out of small gardens and courtyards, and can make the wall look green and more attractive.

 

  1. Sowing and Growing: Produce both ornamental and edible plants cheaply and successfully, and the best ways to maintain them in good health and without the need for chemicals.

 

  1. Planters: Easy ways to use ready-made or recycled and upcycled materials to grow plants in your town garden

 

  1. Succulents: hot dry climate and less time for your garden?  Succulents are easy and varied and can provide colour and interest with minimal work involved.   We will look at a range of plant types and techniques for success

 

  1. Herbs: propagate and grow a range of these useful edibles – high value crops that you can guarantee are produced sustainably and will enhance your cooking whilst saving you money!

 

  1. Bulbs: plant up some common, and some less-common bulbs. Bulbs will brighten up any garden and will delight children and grownups as they appear out of the ground. 

 

 

Throughout the course, you will learn about: 

  1. the best composts and ingredients for pots and planters
  2. suitable plant varieties for easy success in a town garden
  3. tips for saving time and money whilst still having a green and pleasant garden

 

What you need to bring:  seeds, compost and materials are provided, but if you want to bring your own in for advice and guidance on planting (eg your own pot or planter).  Gloves can be useful, but hand washing facilities are available, and a notebook or camera could be useful too.

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