Sue and Christine at the washing station
Autumn is the best planting time and the Propagation Unit is gearing up for the first ‘live’ Members’ Day sales of 2021. No more fiddly online order forms!
The first sale is on Sunday, March 28. We usually have a public sale at the Easter Riverbank Market but that has been cancelled so we’ve scheduled a second sale on Easter Sunday, April 4, so our out-of-town members get the chance to buy. Both sales will be held at the Propagation Unit from 10 am to 1 pm.
So we can stay COVID-safe, we will have to restrict the numbers that can be in the unit at any one time. Be prepared to queue perhaps and—please—observe the traffic flow instructions once inside the gate. You’ll need to sign the record of attendance and wear a mask, unless mask-wearing regulations have changed.
The cool and damp summer has affected our plants. Some plantings have not come on enough to be ready for sale so the available species is not as wide as usual. The limited time we were able to propagate during COVID also affected the range and number of species. Other plants have bolted in the cool conditions and become a bit pot bound—these will be available at a discount, so it’s not all bad news. And for the cash-shy, we will have Eftpos facilities, courtesy of the Bendigo Bank.
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.