Learn the principals of propagating plant material with special attention paid to bulbs and the intricate skill of twin scaling. Increase your stock of snowdrops, daffodils and many other bulbs including Lilies & Eucomis by understanding the correct techniques and aftercare.
There will also be discussion on various other techniques to propagate bulbs including scooping, scoring, cuttings, leaf cuttings, bulbils & scaling as well as the traditional methods of division and seed.
The day will be lead by Quentin Stark Head Gardener at Hole Park since 2000. Trained at Kingston Lacy in Dorset, he then worked at Wimpole Hall, then moved to the Crown Estate at Windsor where he worked in various gardens on the estate & spent 5 years in the propagation department, where he gained a passion for propagation. He is a galanthophile and keen propagator of Dahlias and bulbs.
Hole Park has been owned by the Barham family for over 100 years and has a beautiful Queen Anne house set in approximately 15 acres of stunning gardens, surrounded by parkland. The estate sits in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. At the end of the workshop there will be an opportunity for free time to explore the gardens.
The Cost of this workshop is £50 for WFGA Members and £60 for non-members. Refreshments will be provided but please bring a pack lunch, alternatively food can be purchased at the Café.