Glenfinart Walled Garden held the first of this season’s Masterclasses today. Resident expert horticulturalist and gardener, Franziska Schmidt, ably took participants through the importance of good soil maintenance with natural fertilizers to ensure healthy crops; and the intricacies of identifying and preparing natural pesticides to keep plants as bug-free as possible.
There were lots of interesting questions, answers and general discussion over tea and around the garden and the group was unanimous in its appreciation of a most informative and motivating gardening masterclass.
The next one, entitled, ‘The Art of Making Soil, Composting Techniques’ will be held at the garden from 12-3 p.m. on the 18th October. Participation is free.