Hardwood Cuttings

Last night we rolled up our sleeves last night and set about the task of preparing cuttings.  We are looking ahead to next year’s Collett park day where we are going to sell a limited but exciting range of plants to raise funds for our club.  

The room was transformed into a true propagation house with rows of potted evergreen cuttings.  Everyone took home trays of the propagules to grow on for next June and there was a competitive spirit in the air too as to who was going to grow the biggest and best plants. “It was a fun evening and certainly the best way of practising a new skill” said Wendy Biggs. 

Plants we propagated were Penstemon ‘Heavenly Blue’, Penstemon ‘Garnet’ and Salvia purpurea.