Masterclass Online: Summer Gardening Problems - Solved

Masterclass Online: Summer Gardening Problems – Solved

Join David Hurrion for one-hour online class, plus Q&A session to solve your gardening problems.

Are you striving for flower show perfection in your garden? Try as we might, there are always things that don’t go according to plan and summer is the season when many gardening problems come to the fore. Plants can be attacked by pests, or simply fail to thrive, while weeds can pose a problem if left to grow unchecked. But, with a little ingenuity and forward planning, many of these irritations can be solved.


Join horticultural expert and Associate Editor, David Hurrion in this one-hour online session, where he’ll share his more than 50 years of gardening experience.

Finally, you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions, and be able to download a set of notes from the course.

Join our live online Masterclass, Summer Gardening Problems – Solved on Friday 30 July, 2021 at 12 noon (BST)*. Tickets cost £15 – subscribers save 20 per cent, please find instructions further down this page for claiming your subscriber discount.

*If you’re unable to attend the live session, all registered attendees will also be able to watch a recording of the live session, which will be made available shortly after the live session, by email. You’ll have the opportunity to re-watch the recording up to three times, this is not time limited. Please note, you’ll be unable to take part in the live Q&A session.

What’s in the Masterclass

Join our Associate Editor David Hurrion in our online Masterclass Summer Gardening Problems – Solved. This hour-long Masterclass Online (with extra time for questions) will cover a range of common problems encountered by gardeners in the summer season.

  • How to spot problems
  • When the problem is the gardener – cultural mistakes
  • Soil and weather problems and how to avoid them
  • Fertilisers and nutrients to maintain plant health
  • Soil health and its role in preventing problems
  • Telling ‘friend’ from ‘foe’ in the insect world
  • Insect lifecycles and controlling numbers
  • Cultural control and good gardening
  • Natural balance and gardening allies
  • Biological control – how and when to apply
  • Organic and synthetic pest control
  • Fungal diseases and how to avoid them
  • Fungicides and their use in the garden
  • Bacterial and viral plant problems – what can be done
  • Annual and perennial weed control
  • Weedkillers and their effects on other plants

Your Masterclass host

Associate editor David Hurrion shares his gardening expertise
Associate editor David Hurrion shares his gardening expertise

Led by expert tutor, our Associate Editor, David Hurrion, he will share his years of gardening experience, and answer your plant propagation questions in a live Q&A session. David has led many live masterclasses for BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine and is now, bringing his skills to you online, so you can learn from him in the comfort of your own home.

David was knowledgeable, interesting and engaging. I learnt so much, and it was fun and informative
Participant on a previous live Masterclass with David Hurrion

Your Masterclass itinerary

Friday 30 July, 2021 at noon (British Summer Time)

Presentation Horticultural expert David Hurrion with lead a one-hour online presentation explaining how to take cuttings with confidence.

Q&A David will invite your questions for a live Q&A session with Gardening Editor, Emma Crawforth after the Masterclass presentation

Book now

To book your place on our Summer Gardening Problems – Solved Masterclass costs £15 – subscribers save 20 per cent on the ticket price, please find your exclusive discount code on the Subscriber Club offers page.

Book your place now

Note, please ensure your email address is entered correctly at point of registration so you receive your link to join the class. If you have any difficulty booking please drop us a line.

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Get more advice from David

To get a taster of the Masterclass and get more information and advice from David Hurrion check out our weekly video series, Ask David, in which he answers your gardening questions.