This workshop is part of the Garden Essentials workshop series.
This is a “hands in the dirt” course, with a theory session followed by putting it into practice. There will be a lot of plant material after each class to share, take home and start growing.
We find this course is best delivered over four sessions, one each season. In Winter, we do the “hardwood” cuttings: grape, plum, fig, hydrangea, blueberry, currant and the like. In Spring, we’ll look at seed raising: seed saving, seed raising mix, germination, and appropriate containers. Summer, is the best time to collect and root “soft” cuttings (sage, salvias, scented geraniums) and some “semi-hardwood” cuttings (lavender, rosemary, Chilean guava). Once we get to Autumn, we are dividing of plants like rhubarb, comfrey, mint, thyme and berry canes, with more “semi-hardwood cuttings.”
Tree propagation will also be covered. You’ll learn about grafting theory and get practical experience using a grafting tool; rootstock production of apple and quince; how to grow rootstocks by mound layering; and how peaches and plums can be grown from seeds.
Saturday 27 March 2021 from 9.30am to 2.30pm
Register for this workshop and other Garden Essentials workshops here