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
|18th||Garden visit to Maisie James – to collect/prepare semi hardwood cuttings of Rhododendrons. Meet at FCHS at 12pm.|
|15th||Semi-hardwood cuttings. Division of Iris etc. Possibly potting up bulbs.|
|19th||Preparing and setting up for the Autumn Show.|
|19th||Hardwood cuttings. Grafting.|
|16th||Vireya cuttings. Possibly root cuttings and division of plants.|
|20th||Divisions of plants. Seed propagation.|
|18th||Division of plants. Preparing plants for Flower Festival – Cancelled.|
|15th||Softwood cuttings of deciduous plants.|
|13th||Garden visit – Mike and Inge Hammers garden – Bring along flowers for display. Refer to newsletter for details.||17th||Semi hardwood cuttings|