Plant Propagation - Northern Beaches Community College

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Plant Propagation

Course Outline

Why buy plants when you can propagate them? Take home at least 20 free plants from this workshop. Learn the many methods of propagating, including cuttings, division, layering, grafting and more. Grow your own perennials, shrubs and trees, including fuchsias, frangipanis, hydrangeas, lavenders, roses, camellias, orchids, maples and more. Plants and comprehensive notes are provided and bookings are essential.

Course Program

  • Introduction to the Workshop
  • Sowing seeds
  • Division
  • Soft-tip cuttings
  • Semi-hardwood cuttings
  • Hardwood cuttings
  • Bulbs, corms, tubers, rhizomes
  • Stem, root and leaf cuttings
  • Serpentine layering
  • Air layering
  • Budding – shield, etc.
  • Grafting – whip and tongue, saddle, etc.
  • Tissue culture
  • Workshop review

This will be an interactive classroom environment with plenty of time for all your questions to be answered.

About the Tutor

Judith Sleijpen graduated from Ryde School of Horticulture with distinction in Urban Horticulture and gained experience in the retail nursery industry for several years. As a Member of the Horticultural Media Association, Judith writes a monthly gardening column for “Peninsula Living” and has also published articles in “Landscape Contractor and Manager”, “Better Homes and Gardens”, “Gardens and Outdoor Living” and “The Garden Gurus”.Passionate about plants, gardens and bees, she is a Member of the Australian Institute of Horticulture, a former Committee Member of the Sydney Executive Committee of Open Gardens Australia and a former member of the Speakers' Bureau of the Royal Botanic Gardens. Apart from conducting her garden design and horticultural consultancy business, “Gardens, Balconies and Beyond”, Judith is a tour leader for the David Jones Flower Show and judges garden competitions in Ryde, Camden, Campbelltown, Bayside and Randwick.

$145 Limited inc GST / $130.50
Plant Propagation

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Course testimonials:

  • Excellent knowledge of the trainer, hands-on activities, good Q&As and sharing experiences and knowledge with other attendees. Thanks
  • Excellent explanation of detail and many good tips on propagation
  • Very experience and friendly trainer. I really enjoyed the course.
  • thank you Judith, your wealth of knowledge and experience is a gift. Thank you for sharing with us
  • I had an absolutely fabulous day. Thoroughly enjoyed learning so much from a gifted, knowledgeable, excellent teacher. Thank you Judith.
  • Thoroughness of the material covered. Content and demonstration balance was very good.
  • I enjoyed learning so much from someone with so much knowledge & experience
  • The teacher was lovely and taught us well.
  • Interactive and informative. Thanks!