The March propagation workshop was very well attended, with some new faces and many of the long-time helpers. It was chilly in the church hall, but the heaters and some coffee soon got us all going and down to the jobs in hand.
Maggie Thorpe gave a demonstration of taking cuttings. We had some penstemons which had been kept in the greenhouse over winter, and there was enough material on them to start some new plants.
Other members of the group were busy with seeds. There were seedlings to prick out, and new seeds to sow. Some seeds had been sown to thickly and this generated a lively debate round how to sow seeds thinly enough to get healthy plants to prick out.
At this time of year there are always plenty of pots that need a good top-dressing and plants coming into growth needing potting on into larger pots.
Our propagation sessions have now reached capacity, and anyone new who wants to joins us will need to go on a waiting list.