Pests, Diseases and Disorders - Keeping Our Gardens Healthy - Writtle University College
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Pests, Diseases and Disorders - Keeping Our Gardens Healthy

About the Course

Keeping our gardens free of pests, diseases and disorders has always been a priority for gardeners’. The frequent appearance of novel diseases and pests from abroad, makes planning a healthy garden even more important.

The arrival of new pests and diseases in the UK is linked to the rise in the volume and diversity of plants which are being imported. Also, changes in climate, especially warmer winters, may enable more pests and diseases to become established.

In addition to pests and diseases, how we look after our plants could lead to unwanted physiological plant disorders such as waterlogging, lack of light and nutrient deficiencies.

Our one day course will introduce participants to some of the more common gardening problems. Topics covered will include:

  • Recognition
  • Symptoms of attack
  • Control methods
A Writtle University College Certificate of Attendance will be issued upon completion.

Entry Requirements

Participants are required to wear work clothes suitable for the weather including sturdy footwear, preferably with steel toe caps and gloves.

By making a booking you are declaring yourself medically fit to participate in the course.

Useful Information

Free parking is available on campus; a permit will be issued and should be clearly displayed.

Catering facilities are limited at the weekend therefore participants are advised to bring a packed lunch and all refreshments needed for the day.

Course Dates

Saturday 15 May 2021 (10:00am to 3:30pm)

£95 per person (11 places available)


For group bookings please contact Michelle Williams 01245 424287