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July 2019

Pruning – Growing season – Apple & pear trees

Saturday, 20th, July - Sunday, 21st, July
Horfield Organic Community Orchard BS7 8JP + Google Map
£60.00

Saturday 20 July & Sunday 21 July, 10am-4pm Learn by doing, and gain hands-on experience and confidence to: Form and train young trees Renew established free-standing and trained trees Restore old trees Course fee £60 (HOCO members*), £75 (non-members). 8 places Some fruit growing experience needed. For more information and an application form, please contact: hocopips@gmail.com or 0117 373 1587 Can also apply using this link: https://goo.gl/forms/0niaxJCUPhNlzSNy1 *HOCO member fees apply to current members(2018/2019) who renew for 2019/2020. They also…

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Growing season pruning of Apples & Pears – an introduction

Saturday, 27th, July @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Horfield Organic Community Orchard BS7 8JP + Google Map
£45.00

Course fee £45 (HOCO members*), £60 (non-members) 6 places No previous experience needed Saturday 27 July, 10am-4pm Places are limited. Early booking advised. For more information, and an application form, please contact: hocopips@gmail.com or(0117 373 1587Course details,dates,and application links also at:https://tinyurl.com/OLcourses2019 *HOCO member fees apply to current members(2018/2019) who renew for 2019/2020. They also apply to those who join as new members on, or after,1 February 2019.

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August 2019

Bud-Grafting Workshop at Days Cottage Orchard & Rural Skills Centre

Thursday, 8th, August
Days Cottage, Upton Lane
Brookthorpe, GL4 0UT
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Bud-Grafting Workshop Learn the art of propagating fruit trees by inserting a bud of your chosen variety into a rootstock. Take your tree home at the end of the session.  Access to rare Gloucestershire varieties. Cost £40.00 including refreshments.Thursday 8 August 2019 http://dayscottage.co.uk/courses To book (essential) please contact Dave/Helen directly at applejuice@dayscottage.co.uk or 01452 813602

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Growing & Training Fruit In Small Spaces

Thursday, 15th, August @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sue Gibson School of Gardening, May Cottage, Shepherds Patch
Slimbridge , Gloucestershire GL2 7BP United Kingdom
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£75.00

Beginners Course. Learn how to select the right rootstocks and how to grow and prune fruit trees as espaliers, cordons and fans to be both productive and ornamental. Practise training and pruning trees in my garden. Sue Gibson of Sue Gibson School of Gardening at May Cottage, Shepherds Patch, Slimbridge GL2 7BP www.iteachgardening.co.uk sue.gibson931@gmail.com 01453 890820 Cost £75, less 10% for GOT members. Booking essential.

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National Plum Day 2019

Saturday, 24th, August

National Plum Day will be celebrated for the second time in 2019 as part of Pershore Plum Festival’s month-long festivities throughout August. Plums have become a forgotten fruit and it is hoped National Plum Day will start to make people rethink the perfection of plums. They’re great value, work in sweet or savoury dishes or eaten as a snack and are bursting with vitamins and anti-oxidants.  More info at https://www.awarenessdays.com/awareness-days-calendar/national-plum-day-2019/ About the Plum Festival At the Pershore Flower Show in…

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September 2019

Get Growing Fruit Trees – an introduction Day 4 of 4

Sunday, 8th, September @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Horfield Organic Community Orchard BS7 8JP + Google Map
£60.00

At Horfield Organic Community Orchard Sundays: 3 March, 5 May, 7 July, 8 September, 2pm - 4.30pm No previous experience needed. • March - Know your trees, their care needs, site, and soil • May - Pests, diseases, disorders • July - Pruning – why and how • September - Harvest, storage & preservation Course fee £60 (HOCO members*), £75 (non-members) Places are limited. Early booking advised. For more information, and an application form, please contact: hocopips@gmail.com or 0117 373 1587…

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Perry Pear ID at Hartpury Orchard Centre

Saturday, 21st, September @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Hartpury Orchard Centre, Blackwells End
Hartpury, Gloucestershire GL19 3DB United Kingdom
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Open afternoon from 2.30 pm Perry Pear ID at Hartpury Orchard Centre. £2 per variety, bring at least 8 + a few leaves, all in good condition!

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Perry Pear ID at Malvern Autumn Show

Saturday, 28th, September - Sunday, 29th, September
Three Counties Showground Malvern, WR13 6NW United Kingdom + Google Map

Perry Pear ID at Malvern Autumn Show with Jim Chapman in the Orchard Pavilion.

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October 2019

Perry Pear ID at Big Apple

Saturday, 12th, October - Sunday, 13th, October

Perry Pear ID at Big Apple (Hellens, Much Marcle) by Jim Chapman. More details soon...

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