Please choose 10 of the following 32 lessons:Cancel
Lesson 1 Hardy herbaceous perennials part 1. Plant choice. Propagation, pests and diseases.
Lesson 2 Alpines. Historical background. Landscaping with alpine plants. Propagation.
Lesson 3 Shrubs and their uses. Deciduous shrubs. A closer study of two plant families.
Lesson 4 Greenhouse and conservatory plants and choices of greenhouse/glasshouses.
Lesson 5 Pools and water plants. Water in landscape, siting and water feature. Pools.
Lesson 6 The old shrub roses. Naming and classification of roses. Botany of the rose.
Lesson 7 Soil assessment and improvement. Types of soil, drainage, nutrients.
Lesson 8 Good housekeeping in the garden. Soils and general care. Vegetables.
Lesson 9 Garden history part 1. Styles from 16th-17th to 20th century. Post 1945.
Lesson 10 Garden history part 2. Greek and Roman gardens to the present day.
Lesson 11 Front gardens. The nature and historical perspective of the front garden.
Lesson 12 The genus Primula. Cultivation under glass. Seed and vegetative propagation.
Lesson 13 Chain saw use, care and maintenance. Health and safety. Trouble shooting.
Lesson 14 Botanical drawing. Identification. Nomenclature. Plant families.
Lesson 15 Creating a garden record. Site plan. Environment. Tree records.
Lesson 16 Advanced tree knowledge. A brief history. Identification and functions of tree.
Lesson 17 Hardy herbaceous perennials part 2. Colour schemes. Herbaceous climbers.
Lesson 18 Succulents and cacti. Growing cacti. Propagation. Pests and diseases of cacti.
Lesson 19 Growing plants for profit. The marketplace & setting the price. Taxation.
Lesson 20 Salads. Vegetables for market. Beans, peas, Brassicas, root crops, onions.
Lesson 21 Creating a garden for the senses. Climate/micro-climate. The acacia.
Lesson 22 Women in food production in the tropics. Soil. Livestock. Crops.
Lesson 23 The role of horticulture in training people with acknowledged disabilities.
Lesson 24 Woodlands, management plan, tree pruning, felling, ropes, health & safety.
Lesson 25 Soil: type; formation; structure; texture; profile; classification; acidity.
Lesson 26 Water recycling issues, large scale composting and the use of green manures.
Lesson 27 The root environment, soil components, horticultural implications.
Lesson 28 The small garden and container garden.
Lesson 29 No longer available
Lesson 30 The design of ornamental gardens. First part of a series of 3 lessons: 30, 31 and 32.
Lesson 31 Plant selection, establishment and maintenance. Second part of a series of 3 lessons: 30, 31 and 32.
Lesson 32 Ornamental landscape construction. Third part of a series of 3 lessons: 30, 31 and 32.