Many thanks to all who joined our pop-up courses at the wonderful Jardins en Fête in Coppet in May. It was great to see so many enthusiastic amateur gardeners.
With the cold of winter now behind us and Easter fast approaching it is time to thing about gardening again. Take a look at our course list for April lots to do, lots to plan and lots to plant. Come join us.
Our first WRS Do-Club event was attended by a fantastic group all with questions about how to get gardening right in Geneva.
Students eager to learn about pruning came armed with photos of problem shrubs and trees. Under the guidance of our resident arborist, Chris Mills, they practiced with the wide range of secateurs provided by our sponsors FELCO and began to get to grips with the principles behind pruning. All agreed that the only way to improve one's skills was indeed to get out and give it a go. They all left with their own neatly pruned Buddleia Blue Chip.
Our new course on perennials and bulbs was a tremendous success not least because of the wonderful location at the inspiring perennials nursery in Trélex, R. Jaggi. Surrounded by an amazing selection of plants we enjoyed a morning bathed in the warm sunshine of this Indian summer - to be repeated we think.
For the first time we will run a WRS Do Club offer on one of our courses. This means students may sign up for the course entitled: "Get Gardening in Geneva" to take place on Monday evening, 10 November. This offer is only valid via the WRS Do Club website http://www.worldradio.ch/deals/ and only for a limited time. Sign up soon.
Thanks to everyone who joined us at the recent Geneva Expat Expo. We were delighted to meet some new garden enthusiasts and see some old friends.
Both morning and evening classes proved very popular. Students discovered the ease of planting with plug plants and learned about the best way to deal with seeds; from mixing tiny seeds with sand to see them more easily and to using seed impregnated seed strips which helps keep track of seedlings over weeds when planted outside.