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Plant Selection And Establishment 100 Hours Certificate Course

Price: £340.00Course Code: BHT107 CLD
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( Paul Bermingham, 31/07/2018 ) Q:

Hi, I am based in Ireland, can I apply for this course ? Many Thanks Paul

( 01/08/2018 ) A:

Thank you for your question.

Our courses are open to everyone in the world and we have learners who speak English, from every continent both past and present. The design and delivery of our courses take this into consideration. The first part of each lesson covers important universal information about the subject that everyone needs to know. The second part of each lesson involves a set task or set tasks, targeted to a learner's own country when necessary. For example, he or she may be asked to list suitable plants for their own climate conditions.

I hope that this helps.

Best regards

Andrew.

 

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Plant Selection And Establishment 100 Hours Certificate Course

To be a successful Landscaper you'll need  a good understanding of plant knowledge. Choosing inappropriate and unpredictable plants, can result in your garden growing into something that was unforseen by the landscaper (and that really defeats the whole reason for landscaping!)

This course is an excellent choice and provides a solid foundation for landscapers and students of landscaping. Learning about plants is in reality, a lifelong journey of discovery; the  journey becomes more productive; if you have a proper and fundamental understanding of "plant selection and use".


 

Learning Goals: Plant Selection And Establishment BHT107
  • Develop knowledge of the range of applications for and selection and establishment of horticultural plants.
  • Develop knowledge in the establishment and maintenance of a range of woody plants, with different modes of growth, for different situations
  • Develop knowledge in selection, establishment, and maintenance of species suitable for hedges windbreaks and screens.
  • Describe the cultivation of alpine and water plants.
  • Describe the selection, cultivation, and maintenance of herbaceous plants.
  • Explain the selection, establishment and maintenance of turf and lawns.
  • Explain the maintenance and cultural requirements of herbaceous, woody, and other plants.
  • Consider the different pest and disease control implications resulting from the choice of different plant varieties.
  • Determine pest and disease control requirements for a new garden.
  • Explain the control of weeds in a garden.
  • Explain the implications upon weed management that result from selection of particular plants for use in a garden.
  • Manage establishment and maintenance of plants in a way that minimizes safety risks to people working in or visiting a garden.

 

Lesson Structure: Plant Selection And Establishment BHT107

There are 10 lessons:

1  Introduction

  • What to plant where
  • Plant selection
  • Plant varieties
  • Colourful year round foliage
  • Establishment (timing, soil preparation, plant size, planting technique)
  • Maintenance programs, etc

2  Woody plants

  • Selecting Woody Plants
  • Trees
  • Shrubs
  • Deciduous/Semi Deciduous/Evergreen
  • Flowering Shrubs
  • Establishing Woody Plants
  • Planting Procedure
  • Dealing with Shade, etc

3  Windbreaks, hedges and screens

  • Plant Selection
  • Establishing Windbreaks & Screens
  • Trimming a Hedge, etc

4  Alpine and water plants

  • Selecting & Establishing Alpines
  • Selecting Water Plants
  • Establishment & Maintenance of Water Plants

5  Annual and herbaceous plants

  • Selecting annuals
  • Types of Annuals (by Height, Flower, Edge Plants, Dot Plants, Groundwork Plants)
  • Types of Bedding Schemes
  • Planting Seed or Seedlings
  • Container Culture
  • Selection & Establishment of Herbaceous Plants (Bulbs & Perennials)
  • Maximizing Flowering Effect, etc

6  Turf

  • Varieties
  • Lawn Mixes
  • What to Grow Where
  • Wildflower Meadows
  • Turf Establishment
  • Soil Preparation
  • Seeding
  • Sodding
  • Stolonizing
  • Sprigging
  • Plugging
  • Mowing
  • Fertilising, etc

7  Maintenance

  • Fertilizing
  • Managing pH
  • Replacing Plants
  • Pruning
  • Irrigation
  • Humidity
  • Mulch
  • Developing a Maintenance Program

8  Pest and disease control

  • Problem Prevention
  • Non Chemical Control
  • Chemical Control

9  Weed control

  • Non Chemical Control
  • Chemical Control
  • Safety
  • Alternative Strategies

10 Risk assessment

  • Identifying Risk
  • Duty of Care
  • Workplace Safety
  • Protective Clothing
  • Safety with Tools
  • Significance of Illness, etc

 

Practicals:
  • This course involves far more than just reading and answering questions. Here are just some examples of other things which you might be doing:
  • Visiting different gardens, nurseries and/or parks. These could include home gardens, parks, commercial or any other type of site. The choice is yours.
  • If for some reason (eg. Disability or isolation) you are unable to physically visit gardens or other places, you may undertake a "virtual visit" using the internet; and liaise via email.
  • Survey or interview industry people.
  • Analyse and devise maintenance plants for different areas.
  • Research the cause of an incident.
  • Prepare a weed collection of either pressings, photographs or illustrations.

 

The quality of this course is second to none, from the in-depth learning you will get to the expert individual mentoring you will receive throughout your studies. The mentors for this course are: 
 
Yellow Roses Susan Stephenson Horticulture tutorSusan Stephenson
BSc in Applied Plant Biology (Botany) Univ. London 1983.
City and guilds: Garden Centre Management, Management and Interior Decor (1984)
Management qualifications in training with retail store. Diploma in Hort level 2 (RHS General) Distinction. 
 
Susan Stephenson is a passionate and experienced horticulturist and garden designer. She has authored three books, lectures at 2 Further and Higher Education Colleges, teaching people of all ages and backgrounds about the wonders of plants and garden design, and tutors many students by correspondence from all over the world.
 
Susan studied botany at Royal Holloway College (Univ of London) and worked in the trading industry before returning to her first love plants and garden design. She is therefore, well placed to combine business knowledge with horticulture and design skills. Her experience is wide and varied and she has designed gardens for families and individuals. Susan is a mentor for garden designers who are just starting out, offering her support and advice and she also writes, delivers and assesses courses for colleges, introducing and encouraging people into horticulture and garden design.
 
In 2010, Susan authored a complete module for a Foundation degree (FDSC) in Arboriculture.
 
Susan holds the RHS General with Distinction. She continues to actively learn about horticulture and plants and (as her students will tell you) remains passionate and interested in design and horticulture.
 
 
Steven whitaker Horticulture TutorSteven Whitaker
Diploma in Garden Design (Distinction) – The Blackford Centre, Gold Certificate of Achievement in Horticulture, Level 2 NVQ in Amenity Horticulture, Level 1 NOCN Introduction to Gardening, – Joseph Priestly College, BTEC Diploma in Hotel, Catering and Institutional Operations (Merit), Trainer Skills 1, & 2, Group trainer, Interview and Selection Skills – Kirby College of Further Education
 
Steven has a wealth of Horticultural knowledge, having ran his own Design and Build service, Landscaping company, and been a Head Gardener. His awards include five Gold awards at Leeds in Bloom, two Gold awards at Yorkshire in Bloom and The Yorkshire Rose Award for Permanent Landscaping. Steven has worked with TV’s Phil Spencer as his garden advisor on the Channel 4 TV Programme, “Secret Agent”. 
 
He is qualified to Level 2 NVQ in Amenity Horticulture and has a Diploma in Garden Design which he passed with Distinction. Steven’s Tutor and Mentor was the Chelsea Flower Show Gold Award-winning Garden Designer, Tracy Foster. He also works for a major Horticultural Commercial Grower in the field of Propagation and Craft Gardening. Steven lives in Leeds where he is a Freelance Garden Designer and Garden Advice Consultant. 


 
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Comparative Credits InformationUK Course Credits: 10 - U.S. Credit Hours: 3 - when compared to regulated courses.
Course Duration and Deadlines100 hours approx. Course hours given are a guide only. Work at your own pace with no assignment deadlines or completion date. You are in control!
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