Propagation

As of 2009 there are two propagation groups; a weekly propagation group, and a monthly 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 monthly on the third Thursday from 12pm to 2pm. This group focuses on teaching how to propagate plants and how to care for them. BYO lunch. This group often organises Short talks, demonstrations and practicals. Non-members are welcome. Please refer to the newsletter for any changes. Members enjoy a warm friendly atmosphere and learn much about propagation techniques.  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 Garden, Perennial Garden and Native Garden, all of which are maintained by the Propagation Group.

2018 Syllabus & Notices – Propagation Training Group

January
18th  Garden visit to Maisie James – to collect/prepare semi hardwood cuttings of Rhododendrons. Meet at FCHS at 12pm.
February
 15th  Semi-hardwood cuttings.
March
 15th  Semi-hardwood cuttings. Division of Iris etc. Possibly potting up bulbs.
April
 19th  Preparing and setting up for the Autumn Show.
May
 17th  Chipping/scaling bulbs.
June
21st  Hardwood cuttings.
July
19th Hardwood cuttings. Grafting.
August
 16th Vireya cuttings.  Possibly root cuttings and division of plants.
September
 20th  Divisions of plants. Seed propagation.
October
18th  Division of plants. Preparing plants for Flower Festival – Cancelled.
November
15th  Softwood cuttings of deciduous plants.
December
 No meeting
January 2019
13th Garden visit – Mike and Inge Hammers garden – Bring along flowers for display. Refer to newsletter for details.
17th Semi hardwood cuttings

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