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Friday, October 14, 2011

Gardening Club

The first talk for the Gardening Club this season was given by George Kestell about propagation.
George brought a variety of shrubs and showed us how to take cuttings by making a horizontal cut below a bud and then making a slanting cut away from the third bud node higher up. We were also shown how to take small tip cuttings by removing all but a few leaves and the tip . Heeled cuttings were also demonstrated - a method which increases the ability of the plant to make roots. Simple division of some plants was also covered and we were then encouraged to have a go ourselves.
It was a very informative talk and members went away with cuttings for their own gardens. After thanks to George Kestell by the society’s chairman, John Lobb, tea and biscuits were a welcome refreshment..
For more information about St Mabyn Garden Club contact Angela Bunney 01208 841511. Don’t forget next meeting St Mabyn Village Hall 7.30pm Wed. 9th November. Lorraine Turnbull will be talking about Winter Colour in the Garden. See you there!

reported by Beverley Flint

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