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Grafting Workshop

Create your own fruit tree

Grafting Workshop
Grafting Workshop

Time & Location

24 Feb 2024, 10:00 – 13:00

Rutland Agricultural Showground, Showground Way, Oakham LE15 7TW, UK

About The Event

Led by: Gareth Powell, Denis Smith and Adam Cade. This practical workshop will describe the basic theories of grafting, followed by a series of practical demonstrations and plenty of hands on practice. Come and learn how to graft fruit trees with local experts who will lead this three-hour workshop designed for the novice propagator. Skill at grafting is the true mark of gardening expertise, but it’s also easy to learn and fun to do. In this hands-on workshop you will graft and take home a low-maintenance fruit tree that can produce fruit organically without harmful spraying.

Topics covered include:

• Propagating fruit trees

• Fruit tree buds and growth

• Rootstocks and scionwood

• Methods of grafting

• Timing and aftercare

• Tools and their safe use

• Other guides and online advice

What to bring: Warm clothing. If possible bring only your thin-bladed pocket knife and a pair of hand pruners. Leave with your own grafted apple tree.

Cost - £20 (cash) including two grafted trees of a local heritage variety. Tea and coffee will be provided.

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