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Understand how plant growth and pruning are intertwined

Pruning is one of the fundamental skills needed by gardeners and horticulturalists. However, it is much more involved than merely cutting off plant growth. There are many different reasons to prune, and there are many different ways to go about pruning. Some plants benefit immensely from pruning, some will produce better quality fruit, and others may fare far worse form being pruned.

This short course explains how plant growth and pruning are intertwined. It provides instruction on how to prune a range of ornamental plants as well as important species like fruits and roses. Students will learn how to assess the pruning needs of plants and learn about good pruning practices. Furthermore, you’ll learn how to encourage fruiting and flowering, how to create topiary and espaliers, and how to make bonsai.  Upon completion you will feel confident in your knowledge of how and when to prune all sorts of plants.



Lesson 1: Introduction

 Lesson 2: Types of Pruning

Lesson 3: Pruning Tools and Equipment

Lesson 4: Pruning Hedges

Lesson 5: Shaping Plants

Lesson 6: Managing Prunings

Lesson 7: Pruning for Fruit Production

Lesson 8: Pruning Roses

Lesson 9:Compendium of Plants - How to Prune What and When



This course is completed entirely online, including lessons, self-assessment tests, plus obtaining your certificate at the end, which is immediately downloadable after successful completion. Please note that there is no tutor support, as it is not required. The assessment breakdown is as follows:

  1. Study lesson 1.
  2. When you are ready, take the self-assessment test. Retake until you reach the required level of learning.
  3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 for the following lessons.
  4. Take the final assessment.
  5. Download your certificate of completion, with your name on it.

Now you are ready to stand out at a job interview, or put your newly acquired knowledge to use straightaway. 

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Pruning Short Course Pruning Short Course
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