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Master Gardeners make plants for free at November In-Service training

Medway Master Gardener In-Service training

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.

Crocosmia ‘Lucifer’ corms

Like the look of this? Master Gardeners are volunteer food-growers who enthusiastically spread the food-growing message to individuals and the wider community. Recruiting for 2014, contact Liza if you have at leat 2 years growing experience

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MG Win, who sadly couldn’t make the training day, sent this wonderful poem, by way of explanation…

 So sorry I couldn’t make the workshop
I missed the gorgeous lunch
I missed the pint of lager and I missed
the crisps to crunch
My hubby had me up all night
He had a nasty turn
But now he’s sitting watching films
with energy to burn
Next time you have a workshop
with all those lovely things
Just put some in a doggy bag
and give me three short rings



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