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Green Fingers - Getting Confident Growing Plants

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Make Hamilton Square

2 Cleveland Street


CH41 6ND

United Kingdom

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A selection of plant based workshops teaching you the basics of growing, planting and creating a green space in your home and garden.

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Everyone loves to have plants at home, but sometimes we need a bit of guidance on how to keep our leafy friends happy and healthy (or - let’s be honest - alive).

Make are hosting three different Green-fingers workshops focusing on the fundamentals of plant-keeping: keeping plants alive, growing your own salads and veggies in any size garden, and growing your own new plants for free. Each workshop is self contained so you can attend one, or all three.

The workshops are informal with plenty of tea,coffee, biscuits and chatting.The sessions will be hands-on, working on plants with guidance from the workshop organisers and other participants.

The Green-fingers organisers are Terry, an experienced teacher and market gardener, and John, who leads the Hamilton community garden project. The workshops will be held in the community gardens of Make Hamilton, giving participants a chance to see behind the scenes of the new site. At the end of each workshop you will leave with the plants you have worked on.

Don’t worry if you miss any vital snippets of information on the day as a booklet of all the tips and techniques will be emailed to you after the session so you can comfortably put your new skills into practice. Getting stuck in with a practical approach and lots of hands on activities will give you the confidence to go home and care for your plants whether they're houseplants or a wild garden jungle!

Green-fingers 1 - Keeping plants alive (and thriving)

This workshop is all about looking after house plants- keeping them healthy and growing well. In this session you will :

Recognise which types of plant need different kinds of looking after

Feeding and watering plants

Learn how to recognise when plants are not happy

Experience repotting a pot bound plant into a new container

Have a go at taking cuttings of houseplants and potting up

Have the opportunity to ask questions about looking after any plants, including specific questions about your own plants- bring them in!

Leave with a medium sized houseplant you have potted up, and two smaller cuttings also potted up

Green-fingers 2 - Edible greens in your backyard

This workshop aims to get you going with growing plants to eat, giving you the confidence to have a go with growing salads and veggies. whether you have a back garden, a back yard or even a windowsill. In this session you will:

Have an introduction to growing food in containers

Learn how to grow different salad crops, including green lettuce, mustards, red lettuce,tomatoes, herbs in containers

Learn how to keep your plants healthy and growing

Experience starting salad plants from seed

Replant salad seedlings in a container to grow on and crop

Learn how to make sure plants have what they need- light, water, food

Recognise when plants are not happy

Learn how to minimise damage by pests organically

Leave with a container planted with several types of salad leaf, and with a tray planted with more salad seeds, to replace plants in the container later in the summer.

Green-fingers 3 - Plants for free- how to grow new plants from old This workshop lets you into the secret of how to get plants for free! We will be working with indoor and outdoor plants, showing how easy it is to multiply plants using simple methods including taking cuttings, removing plantlets, and splitting plants. In this session you will

Learn to recognise when you can take cuttings from plants

Experience different kinds of houseplant types, and learn how to multiply them

Experience handling plants including cuttings, plantlets and roots, and how to pot up

Learn about flowering plants in planters or the garden that can have cuttings taken

Take cuttings of flowering plants, and potting up as new plants

Splitting plants and growing on

Learn about growing successfully from seed- planting, waiting, watering

Leave with- three cuttings of different house plants potted up; plus three potted up flowering plants for outside.


Do I need any experience prior to the class? No prior experience is necessary, all health and safety will be taught by our experienced technician.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? Any child under 18 must be accompanied by an adult, this particular class is not suitable for individuals under 16. We run a no under 15 policy.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? On street parking is available. Public transport links are very nearby, and the venue is easily accessible on foot from Hamilton Square train station.

How accessible is the venue? The workshop is located on ground floor which provides full accessibility to the premises including toilet provisions. We would advise wheelchair users to contact the workshop provider on the sale of the ticket to arrange a parking bay.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions? Feel free to get in touch on 0151 601 8665 or email hello@makeliverpool.com

Is my registration/ticket transferrable? If you find that you cannot attend then you are welcome to pass your place on to a friend who may find it useful. Please let the organiser know if you need to do this. Alternatively tickets can be transferred to a future event upto a 14 days before the event.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? A register will be taken at the workshop so it isn't necessary to print your ticket.

What is the refund policy? Refunds will be offered in the event of the event being cancelled, alternative dates will be offered if appropriate. If for any reason you find you are unable to attend then please get in touch and a refund can be offered up to 7 days before the workshop. After this date we can only offer a refund if your space is able to be filled.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay? Please do bring along a print out of your ticket if the registration does not match the attendee.

What can I bring into the event? There will be a short break during the session with the opportunity for snacks and coffee! Please bring along lunch/snacks if you would prefer not to buy it. All materials will be provided for the class.

What should I wear? Wear clothes that you are comfortable in that you would do some gardening in.

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Make Hamilton Square

2 Cleveland Street


CH41 6ND

United Kingdom

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Refund Policy

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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