Sue and Christine at the washing station
Bill McKellar has handed over the daily management of the Propagation Centre to the trio of Sally White, Deborah Penrose and Tracey Worsey although he will remain in charge of the educational activities at the Anglesea Kindergarten and Primary School as well as organising the external plant sales days and doing some propagating of his own with us on Tuesdays.
As founder of the group and its tireless leader for well over a decade as well as his and Jen’s generosity in hosting our activities at Grasstrees in the critical establishment years, Bill is a hard act to follow. He has been an inspiration and mentor and his aim of making propagation activities fun as well as enriching is an exemplar of good leadership. His contribution to ANGAIR is immeasurable and we are deeply indebted to him.
The plants in the unit are looking very well, despite a few scorching summer days, and they are ready for the first sales of the year. The members open day at the unit behind the Memorial Hall will be held on Sunday, March 25 from 10 am to noon. For those who can’t make that day, we’ll be at the Easter Sunday Riverside Market on Sunday, April 1 for a second chance to prepare for autumn planting. All we need is some good autumn rains to soften the ground.
Ross Murray sorting seeds
Janet checking plants
Planting the screen Pomaderris
We meet at at the propagation unit behind the ANGAIR office, each Tuesday and Thursday at 9.00 a.m. and continue until we finish at about 12.00 p.m. Anyone with an interest in achieving something special is welcome, and no experience is required.
The ANGAIR Plant Propagation Group is very short of forest tubes and always like more cartons. Please leave them at the ANGAIR Office. Thanks in advance for your support.