£350

6-Session Propagation Course

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The Garden House, 5 Warleigh Road, Brighton BN1 4NT

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This exciting new 6-week course will cover the principles of propagation – both vegetative and from seed - for climbers, conifers, shrubs, pond plants, rockery plants, ornamental border plants (perennials, biennials and annuals), trees and bulbs.

Each week will focus on a specific method of propagation and participants will be able to take propagules each week to grow on at home (propagule: a vegetative structure that can become detached from a plant and give rise to a new plant, e.g. a bud, sucker, or spore).

  • Seed sowing – flowers and vegetables -it is hoped that participants will be able to share what they have grown from seed, therefore giving people the chance to grow a range of hardy and half hardy annuals for either a cutting patch or containers
  • Seed collection and storage, special treatments, including stratification of berries
  • Grafting – have a go at grafting scions on to rootstocks
  • Cuttings – learn the principles of softwood, semi-ripe and hardwood cuttings, nodal, internodal, basal and leaf bud cuttings to increase stock in your garden –there will be a wide range of shrubs and herbaceous perennials to take your cuttings from and we will discuss how to improve your chances of success
  • Learn how to care for your seedlings, pricking out and growing on seeds that participants have grown to share.
  • Leaf Cuttings – learn the magic of propagation from leaf cuttings – how to increase Streptocarpus, Gloxinia and Begonias
  • Division – learn how to divide and propagate a range of grasses and herbaceous perennials as well how to take root cuttings

It is advisable that participants purchase a heated propagator for maximum success. Nearer the time we can suggest what type to buy.

The course will run from 10:00 – 13:00 and sharp secateurs, a knife and a fine point permanent pen will be required for the course

Cost: £350 per person, to include refreshments.

Date: Wednesday mornings – 12 and 26 February, then 4, 11, 18 and 25 March 2020


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