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.

2019 Syllabus & Notices – Propagation Training Group

January
19th  Garden visit – Mike and Inge Hammers garden – Bring along flowers for display. Refer to newsletter for details.
February
 21st  Semi-hardwood cuttings. Possibly leaf cutting. Dianthus divisions.
March
 21st  More semi-hardwood cuttings. Possibly division of plants.
April
 18th  Division of plants. Semi-ripe cuttings.
May
 16th  Division of perennials. Seed propagation. Chipping/scaling of bulbs.
June
20th  Hardwood cuttings.
July
18th Hardwood cuttings. Possibly grafting and root cuttings.
August
 15th Rosette cuttings of e.g. primula, saxifrage. Grafting of e.g. maple, camellia.
September
 19th Basal/softwood cuttings. Seed propagation. Division of plants.
October
17th  Softwood cuttings. Propagate hostas by ‘topping’. Root cuttings.
November
21st  Softwood cuttings. Air-layering. Begonia leaf cuttings.
December
 No meeting
January 2020
16th Semi hardwood cuttings.

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