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February 2018

More pruning at Gorsley

Saturday, 24th, February @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Smiths Orchard, Gorsley HR9 7SH + Google Map

A follow up to our earlier Gorsley pruning day. 10am-3pm, bring own lunch/drinks, appropriate weather attire, something to sit on and any tools you have. Martin Hayes will be leading these pruning workshops and will go through any health and safety with you. You don't have to stay the entire day. Please book with Ann Smith on ann@smithcovell.co.uk or contact Ann for more details NB This series of January/February workshops are likely to be the last pruning workshops funded by…

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March 2018

Apple Grafting workshop

Saturday, 3rd, March @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Winterbourne Medieval Barn, Church Lane
Winterbourne, BS36 1SE United Kingdom
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Winterbourne Barn's apple grafting workshop will again be offered in 2018. The course will explain why we graft, how it works and illustrate some of the techniques involved. It will then involve individual hands on work in learning to sharpen knives, cut the wood in the correct way and prepare the cut wood for grafting. Then comes the key moment, that of making your own graft from start to finish, ending up with a new apple tree. There will be…

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Pruning, planting and clearance at Whitbourne (Herefordshire)

Saturday, 3rd, March @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Whitbourne. Pruning, planting and clearance. Contact Tim on 07808 851924 An event funded by the Three Counties Traditional Orchards Project.

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Gorsley Orchard Management Workshop

Saturday, 3rd, March @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join us for a day in a lovely Gorsley orchard. 10am-3pm, bring own lunch/drinks, appropriate weather attire, something to sit on and any tools you have.   Martin Hayes will be leading these pruning workshops and will go through any health and safety with you. You don’t have to stay the entire day.   Please book with Ann Smith on ann@smithcovell.co.uk or contact Ann for more details   NB This series of winter workshops is likely to be the last…

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Days Cottage Grafting Workshop

Thursday, 15th, March @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Days Cottage, Upton Lane
Brookthorpe, GL4 0UT
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£40

Learn the art of propagating fruit trees by inserting a scion of your chosen variety into a rootstock. Take your tree home at the end of the session. Includes refreshments. To book please contact applejuice@dayscottage.co.uk or 01452 813602

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Days Cottage Grafting Workshop

Sunday, 18th, March @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Days Cottage, Upton Lane
Brookthorpe, GL4 0UT
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£40

Learn the art of propagating fruit trees by inserting a scion of your chosen variety into a rootstock. Take your tree home at the end of the session. Includes refreshments. To book please contact applejuice@dayscottage.co.uk or 01452 813602

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April 2018

Pruning Work Party – and a pub talk by Martin

Saturday, 21st, April @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Details to be confirmed. This will be a pruning work party at a Gorsley Orchard, with an informal orchard talk at a local pub by Martin Hayes. Book with Ann via info@glosorchards.org

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Orchard Champions Course (final one), first part

Saturday, 28th, April @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

This course will be a condensed version of the earlier courses – 5 days of training spread across April to November, beginning with an intro day on the 28th April 2018 . More details can be found on the Three Counties Traditional Orchard project website: http://tctop.org.uk/get-involved/become-and-orchard-champion/

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August 2018

Bud-Grafting Workshop

Thursday, 9th, August @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Days Cottage, Upton Lane
Brookthorpe, GL4 0UT
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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. At Days Cottage Orchard & Rural Skills Centre. Cost £40.00 including refreshments. To book (essential) please contact Dave or Helen directly at applejuice@dayscottage.co.uk or 01452 813602 http://dayscottage.co.uk/courses

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Growing & Training Fruit in Small Spaces

Saturday, 11th, August @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sue Gibson School of Gardening, May Cottage, Shepherds Patch
Slimbridge , Gloucestershire GL2 7BP United Kingdom
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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. Cost £75, less 10% for GOT members. Booking essential. With 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

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