Does the planting in your garden run out of steam half-way through the season? Designing a garden full of plants that look attractive all year requires some forward planning. On this day long workshop we share the key tips and techniques that professionals use to keep gardens looking great all year round. We focus in particular on herbaceous perennials, the flowers that we rely on for months of colour in the border. At the end of the day, you will have completed your first planting plan and learned a straightforward method for doing the same thing for your own garden. A well worked out planting plan will save you money, no more expensive mistakes, and give you the joy of a flower-filled border for most of the year.
By July the garden should be blooming, with a good choice of flowers and foliage to cut for the house regularly. It's time to cut back some early performers to stop the garden looking tired but there should be months of flowers still in store. Book onto our July 12th Failsafe Plants course to save money on expensive plant failures and don't miss our exclusive Hanham Court workshop on July 18th. On July 24th we are running our very first Creative Plans workshop which shows you how to plan your garden layout.
Make it a month of flowers with The Crafty Gardeners!
DATE & VENUE:Thurs. April 19th, Special Plants, Greenway Lane, Cold Ashton, Chippenham SN14 8LA Book this venue only on the Special Plants website
DATE & VENUE: Thurs. April 26th, Mells Walled Garden, Mells, BA11 3PN
DATE & VENUE: Thurs. June 7th, Mells Walled Garden, Mells, BA11 3PN
DATE & VENUE: Thurs. Oct. 11th, Mells Walled Garden, Mells, BA11 3PN
TIME: 10:00- 4.00
WHAT’S INCLUDED: Lunch, tea/coffee and cake plus your own drawing kit. You will take home course handout and your own planting plan.
I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed my day with you on Thursday learning about designing flower beds. I am now back in Dorset and itching to get going on the designated flower bed! I was lovely for me to be part of a small group and you explained things in such a way that it all made so much sense and was very easy to understand. It was such a nice relaxed day and even the thunder and lightening did nothing to spoil it. Considering I spent most of the day on my bottom drinking coffee and eating pizza I was absolutely wiped out that evening. Must have been all that fresh air!