Fruit tree Pruning and Propagation

NEW COURSES FOR 2024

Courses will largely be outside, so please dress appropriately – bring extra layers and waterproofs. It’s not all vigorous work, so you need to dress warmer than you think!

Covid is no longer of such concern, as we’re outside anyway, but 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 2024 

Thursday 15th February 2024  10.00 am- 1.00 pm   FULLY BOOKED

Thursday 22nd February 2024  10.00 am- 1.00 pm ONE SPACE DUE TO CANCELLATION.!!…

PLEASE PHONE HELEN ON 07879226031

 

Learn to prune fruit trees of all ages.

Hands-on training that demystifies those gardening book diagrams!

Create shapely, healthy, productive trees. Includes refreshments in cosy yurt. Maximum of 14 people on the course

All tools provided, but bring your own if you prefer

Cost: £40.00 including refreshments

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

 

 

pruning course

GRAFTING dates tbc (Mar/Apr)

BUD GRAFTING dates tbc (July/Aug)

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 bud graft to make a tree of your choice to take home with you. Grafting knives, rootstocks in pots and choice of scionwood all provided.

 

Cost £45.00 including refreshments and your bud grafted tree! There may be more rootstocks available for purchase.

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

 

NEW!  Woodland skills courses in Days Cottage Woods

1. Charcoal Making Course* w/ Alex Arthur & Patrick Baldwin
Friday 14th July 9am start – Saturday 15th July 9am finish
£150

For more info and booking contact 07702 157 124 info@treeation.co.uk
Evening BBQ meal and camping included.

 

2. *Rush Foraging bag* w/ Amy Cox
Friday 18th & Saturday 19th August 9.30am – 4.30pm
£200

For more info and booking contact 07738 498 885 amyrosecox@gmail.com
A simple lunch and camping included

 

3. * Many Ways to Know Trees* w/ Amy Cox & Patrick Baldwin
Friday 25th August 9.30 – 3pm
£65

For more info and booking contact 07738 498 885 amyrosecox@gmail.com
A simple lunch included

 

4. *Axe skills Course* w/ Adrian Leaman & Patrick Baldwin
Friday 6th or Saturday 7th October 9.30am – 4.30pm
£100

For more info and booking contact 07702 157 124 info@treeation.co.uk
A simple lunch included

 
5. *Bramble Foraging Basket* w/ Amy Cox
Friday 13th October & Saturday 14th October 9.30am – 4.30pm
£200*

For more info and booking contact 07738 498 885 amyrosecox@gmail.com
A simple lunch and camping included

 

6. *Coppicing* w/ Amy Cox & Patrick Baldwin
Friday 3rd November 10 am– 4pm
£100

For more info and booking contact 07702 157 124 info@treeation.co.uk
A simple lunch included

 

GRAFTING 2024  tbc

Learn the ancient skill 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.

Rootstocks and a range of heritage variety scions provided. Includes refreshments and homemade flapjacks in our cosy yurt. £45.00

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

 

PRUNING 2024 tbc 

Learn to prune fruit trees of all ages. Hands-on training that demystifies those gardening book diagrams! Create shapely, healthy, productive trees. Includes refreshments and hot drinks in cosy yurt. Maximum of 14 people on the course All tools provided, but bring your own if you prefer.£40.00

To book 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.