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To Boldly Prune

20 Jan Posted by in Seedy Saturday, Speakers | Comments
To Boldly Prune

Are your pruning skills a little lacking? Could it be that you are (I’ll lower my voice discretely) afraid to prune?

Do you circle overgrown shrubs tentatively, peering into their depths, and then decide that the best plan is to go inside for a cup of tea? Perhaps you fear that once you make that first cut, your inner beast will be unleashed and you will hack and slash until all that remains of your precious fruit trees are a few scarred trunks. Or you may be overcome with anxiety, worrying that the next limb you cut may turn out to be your own.

Do not despair! Help for your unfortunate condition is available at this year’s Seedy Saturday. Barrie Agar, head gardener at Hatley Park (otherwise known as the grounds of Royal Roads University), will be teaching us ‘Pruning without Fear’.  And, if you’ve visited the gardens at Hatley Park, you’ll know that Barrie contends with more pruning in a year than most of us will face in a lifetime.

So come hear Barrie, and transform yourself from a cowering wannabe pruner into a veritable swashbuckler of the saw and secateurs.

Barrie Agar, “Pruning without Fear”, February 16, 10:15 am at the Victoria Conference Centre, 720 Douglas Street, is included in your admission to Victoria’s Seedy Saturday on a first-come-first-get-the-seat basis. Seedy Saturday runs from 10 to 4, admission $7, free for the under-12s.

Photo by Hirvenkurpa via Wikimedia Commons

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