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Day course on no dig at The Land Gardeners, Wardington Manor, Oxfordshire, 19th September
September 19 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm£185
Learn about no dig from a slideshow then a demo in the beautiful walled garden. Mulch just once a year to feed soil, hoe tiny weeds in both beds and paths, buy or make compost, and how to spread it. I also teach about about planning the plot, and successful ways to sow when the time is right.
I explain and illustrate the principles so you can create a productive garden yourself, even when a beginner. Weeds are often a major problem but clever mulching allows your plot to stay clear of them, including couch grass and bindweed. This saves time, reduces slug damage and makes everything more enjoyable.
We look at different types of compost and you learn ways to make it, plus the best ones to buy, and how long you may or may not need to keep them in a heap before spreading. Your hosts, Bridget Elworthy and Henrietta Courtauld, aka The Land Gardeners are expert compost-makers, so this alone will be a fascinating part of the day.
I explain the details of surface composting to feed both soil and plants for a whole year, in one dressing and with no other plant feeds needed.
You will also see the fine flowers, sold to shops in London and locally.
The featured image is the Land Gardeners’ veg garden.