A grand day chopping, dividing, slicing and potting for Medway Master Gardeners at Sun Pier House, Chatham.
Master Gardeners got together for their second in-service training to learn the art of propagation from Programme Manager Philip Turvil.
There were corms, roots, cuttings and pretty soon we were getting our hands dirty with a practical workshop. Plants for free!
The techniques of layering and division, taking cuttings and the all-important propagation environment were all explained.
Earlier in the day Master Gardeners had discussed the role of the volunteer and swapped tips on motivating their households to keep growing through the winter months.
Tatsoi, pea shoots, land cress were among the suggestions.
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MG Win, who sadly couldn’t make the training day, sent this wonderful poem, by way of explanation…WORKSHOP BLUESSo sorry I couldn’t make the workshopI missed the gorgeous lunchI missed the pint of lager and I missedthe crisps to crunchMy hubby had me up all nightHe had a nasty turnBut now he’s sitting watching filmswith energy to burnNext time you have a workshopwith all those lovely thingsJust put some in a doggy bagand give me three short rings