Propagation

The Society propagates many of its own plants.

 

 

Watering in greenhouse

 

 

Several teams of keen volunteers enjoy propagating plants at Holehird Gardens.  Working throughout the year, they are busy sowing seeds, pricking out seedlings and potting on.  Older plants are divided, and cuttings taken of heathers and shrubs.  Young plants are planted in growing-on beds, and tender ones kept in the Society's greenhouses and coldframes.

 

The work of these gardeners is highly important in keeping the plant beds throughout the Gardens well-stocked with good quality plants.  Surplus plants are available for sale at reception from April until October.