The propagation group prepares and produces a wide range of plants not readily available to the general public.  The group meets twice weekly for plant propagation and maintenance in the propagation facilities at the FCHS Hall at 100 Hilton Road, Sassafras.  Currently the 2 sessions are Monday and Thursday 9:00am – 12 noon.

Contact: Inge & Michael Hammer  T: 0490 260 406

Propagation Training Sessions
Propagation training sessions are held on on the 3rd Thursday bi- monthly (except December) from 12:00noon to 2:00pm (BYO lunch).  The training sessions focus on teaching how to propagate plants and their subsequent care.  It is a mixture of discussion, demonstrations and practicals in an informal friendly atmosphere.  Non-members are welcome.

Plant material is sourced from the Ferny Creek Ornamental Garden and from private gardens.  Seed is from private sources and specialist overseas societies.  After propagation, the resulting plants are sold at our major events and some meetings throughout the year, as well as other events outside of the Society.  Some of the plants raised are used in the gardens which are partially maintained by the propagation group.


2024 Training Group Syllabus

January 18th
  Leaf and semi-hardwood cuttings/chipping of bulbs 
  No meeting
March 21st
  Semi-hardwood cuttings/twin scaling and chipping of bulbs/division of plants
  No meeting
May 16th
  Scaling of lilium bulbs/ division of plants/ hardwood cuttings 
  No meeting
July 18th
  Visit to the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne (Ballarto Rd and Botanic Dve, Cranbourne) to visit the propagation area. Tour starts 10am. More details to follow.
  No meeting
September 19th
  Softwood cuttings/grafting/ seed propagation.
  No meeting
November 21st
  Air layering/leaf cuttings
Venue: The Hammer’s residence
  No meeting