If you’ve always wanted to propagate plants but are not sure how, come and join our friendly and practical workshop this August (the ideal time to propagate) with Jackie Hunt, Turn End’s gardener and Lindsey Engers, horticulturalist and garden advisor. Ideal for those new to gardening or with some experience. Bookings (£25) can be made on line at turnendtrust.eventbrite.co.uk.
Using Turn End garden to identify and collect plant materials, Jackie Hunt (Turn End’s gardener) and Lindsey Engers (horticulturalist and garden advisor) will demonstrate and explain easy methods to propagate plants from your garden by techniques such as leaf, stem and root cuttings. Some unusual techniques such as using water and gel to grow cuttings, as well as propagating from succulents and houseplants, will also be explored.
There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions and also practice cuttings to take home. By the end of the workshop, participants should be able to have some understanding of how plant physiology informs propagation methods, identify a selection of plants suitable for stem, leaf and root cuttings, have some knowledge of the process of taking a range of cuttings and understand which time of year to take cuttings, understand suitable compost and containers for cuttings as well as conditions for growing cuttings.
Jackie Hunt MA
Originally a museum curator & archaeologist, Jackie retrained as a gardener 10 years ago, obtaining various RHS and City and Guilds horticultural qualifications and a National Diploma in Horticulture. She previously worked for the National Trust and ran her own garden design & maintenance business. Jackie has been the gardener at Turn End since 2010 where she is responsible for the maintenance and development of the garden, as well as assisting with management of the estate.
Lindsay Engers BSc (Hons) Hortic, DTLLS, QTLS, MIfL
Lindsay is a horticultural graduate from Reading University and has the Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector and Qualified Teaching and Learning Status. He has taught adults theoretical and practical gardening for many years in Buckinghamshire and Berkshire and enjoys conserving and growing many types of plants.