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Fruit tree Pruning and Propagation

NEW COURSES FOR 2022

We are happy to be offering courses again after a long Covid gap

Courses will be outside, so warm weatherproof clothes essential, but with a yurt to warm up in for those who wish. Following Covid guidelines, we would ask participants to take a lateral flow test the day before attending and of course anyone who is ill in any way should not attend. If we have a waiting list and can fill your place at short notice we will refund you.

pruning course

PRUNING 2022

Dates:

Sunday 6th February 10.00am – 1.00pm

Thursday 10 th February 10.00am – 1.00pm 

Learn to prune fruit trees of all ages. Hands-on training that demystifies those gardening book diagrams! Create shapely, productive trees. £35.00

To book please contact applejuice@dayscottage.co.uk or 01452 813602

 

GRAFTING 2022

Dates to be arranged – March/April

 

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.£40.00

To book please contact applejuice@dayscottage.co.uk or 01452 813602

 

BUD GRAFTING

Dates : tbc summer 2022

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. Suitable for beginners and those who have some experience, but need a top up.

Courses are limited to 12 people to ensure plenty of individual attention.  Dave and Helen will take you through the history of,  reasons for and techniques of grafting. Then you’ll have lots of practice before doing your final graft to make a tree of your choice to take home with you.

Cost £40.00 including refreshments and your bud grafted tree! More rootstocks available for purchase.

To book or for any queries please contact applejuice@dayscottage.co.uk or 01452 813602

 


Learn to carve wooden spoons

Spoon Carving with Dave Cockcroft

Dave has run a number of successful one day spoon carving courses in the yurt this year and the popular courses will continue during the autumn. The yurt is an excellent space for this during the colder months as it’s cosy with the stove on and can be lit brightly if the day is overcast or as evening draws in. Dates for next courses are to be confirmed.

 

If you’re interested please go to Dave’s website to find out more or book a place:

www.davecockcroft.com/courses

Places limited to 6 people each day. 9.45am to 5.00pm. All tools and wood provided. Cost £80. Bring a packed lunch.

Courses are for for beginners and improvers, for those with no carving experience or if you’ve carved a little and what to improve. We’ll cover safe use of knife and axe for carving and you’ll make a butter knife and a cooking spoon or serving spoon to take home with you.

Advanced course is for those who can carve safely and looks to improve your technique, the quality of your finished spoons and in particular the design and making of eating spoons.