Propagation

There are two propagation groups; a Propagation Group, and a Propagation Training Group.

The Propagation Group meet each Monday morning from 9:30am to 12pm. The group prepare and produce a wide range of plants not readily available to the general public.

The Propagation Training Group meets each Thursday from 9am to 12pm. It also runs a training session on the 3rd Thursday of each month (except December) from 12pm to 2pm. The training’s session focus is on teaching how to propagate plants and their subsequent care. It is a mixture of discussion, demonstrations and practicals in an informal friendly atmosphere. BYO lunch. Non-members are welcome. Contact: Inge & Michael Hammer  ph 9755 2176.

Plant material is sourced from the FCHS and private gardens. Seed is from private and specialist overseas societies. After propagation, the resulting plants are sold at our four major shows throughout the year, as well as other events outside of the society. Plants raised are also used to populate the Rock, Perennial and Native Gardens, all of which are maintained by the Propagation Group.

2020 Syllabus & Notices – Propagation Training Group

January
16th  Semi-hardwood cuttings
February
 20th  Semi-hardwood cuttings/division of bulbs
March
 19th  Possibly leaf bud cuttings/more semi hardwood cuttings
April
16th  Fern propagation/division of perennials
May
21th Division of perennials/chipping and scaling of bulbs
June
18th  Hardwood cuttings
July
16th Hardwood cuttings
August
20th Grafting/hardwood and softwood cuttings
September
17th Basal/softwood cuttings/seed propagation
October
15th Softwood cuttings
November
19th  Root pruning/streptocarpus & begonia leaf cuttings/air layering. Meeting will be held at the Hammers residence.
December
   No meeting
January 2021
21st Semi-hardwood cuttings

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