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Course Title: Ferns BHT314

Ferns BHT314

Horticulture Course
Price:£340 Qualification: Certificate
Ferns BHT314

Learn to identify, culture and care for ferns. A detailed look at the identification and culture of ferns. You learn to propagate (spores, division, tissue culture), different groupings (e.g. epiphytes, ground ferns, tree ferns) and both common & uncommon species. Growing techniques (baskets, indoor/outdoor containers, terrariums) and cultural methods (soils, watering, pest & disease control) are also examined.

Course Structure for Ferns BHT314

  1. Introduction
    • Review of the system of plant identification, general characteristics of the ferns (especially the fronds), main groups of ferns (filmy, tree, terrestrial, epiphytic and water ferns), information contacts (ie: nurseries, seed, clubs, etc.), pronunciation of plant names
  2. Culture
    • How best to grow ferns and what conditions do they need. Planting, mulching, watering, pest & disease and their control, feeding, pruning, protection from wind, salt air, etc., compost making
  3. Propagation
    • Methods of propagating ferns – spores, division, tissue culture. Propagation of selected varieties
  4. The Most Commonly Grown Varieties
    • Maidenhairs, tree ferns, stags, elks, common ground ferns. How to grow and propagate these ferns
  5. Other Important Groups
    • Asplenium, Blechnum, Nephrolepis, Pteris and other groups. Group characteristics, cultural details, propagation methods
  6. Other Varieties
    • Hares foot fern, Bracken, Fans, Corals and Combs
  7. Making the best use of these Plants
    • In containers, hanging baskets, terrariums, in the ground, as indoor plants, growing and showing, growing for profit (to sell the plants or what they produce)
  8. Special Assignment – Detailed culture and identification of one genera

Aims for Ferns BHT314

  • Distinguish between different types of ferns in cultivation
  • Determine critical cultural practices required to successfully grow ferns in different situations
  • Propagate ferns using different methods
  • Determine the cultural requirements of specific fern varieties
  • Apply various specialised techniques to the culture of ferns.
  • Prepare a planting plan for an area using ferns.

Price: £340
Qualification: Certificate
Estimated Course Duration: 100 hours
Available Learning Methods: Online, USB (+£5) and Correspondence (+£35)
Enrolment Dates: Our courses are self-paced and you can start at anytime

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