As of 2009 there are two propagation groups. One group meets each Monday morning to prepare and produce a wide range of plants which are not readily available on the general market. The other group is a propagation training group in which people can learn how to propagate plants and look after them. The latter group meets every 3rd Thursday of each month.
The Monday propagation group meets between 9.30am – 12noon. The propagation TRAINING group usually meets from 12 noon to 2.00pm. BYO lunch Short talks, demonstrations and practicals. Non members are welcome. Please refer to the newsletter for any changes.
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.
Members enjoy a warm friendly atmosphere and learn much about propagation techniques. Contact:- Inge & Michael Hammer ph 97552176
2017 Syllabus & Notices
|19th||Kalmias, daphne propagation|
|16th||Semi-hardwood cuttings. FCHS garden. Possibly division of iris and perennials.Leaf cuttings. Hoya propagation|
|16th||Fern propagation. Semi-hardwood cuttings|
|20th||Preparing and setting up for the Autumn Show.|
|18th||Seed propagation eg arisaema, cardiocrinum, dieramas, paeony. Scaling and chipping of bulbs. Leaf cuttings eg velthemias..|
|20th||Hardwood cuttings. Grafting|
|17th||Vireya cuttings. Possibly root cuttings. Hardwood cuttings of ‘Clematis armandii’.|
|21st||Propagation of clivia seed. Divisions of plants eg hostas,saxifrage. Possibly score trilliums.|
|19th||Division of plants. possibly basal shoot cuttings. Softwood cuttings of clematis|
|16th||Softwood cuttings of azaleas, hamamelis. Semi-ripe cuttings of clematis armandii.|
|18th||Semi-hardwood cuttings eg camellias, daphnes, kalmias, rhododendrons|