PLANTING THE IDEA: Plant expert Brian Sams explains the propogation process to Lyn and David Bishop and Murray and Cheryl Sondergeld.
PLANTING THE IDEA: Plant expert Brian Sams explains the propogation process to Lyn and David Bishop and Murray and Cheryl Sondergeld. Contributed

Techniques, tools and tips for growing native plants

WELL-known horticulturalist Brian Sams will share his tips, tools and techniques to maximize success for those trying their hand with native plant propagation at a free workshop on November 17 in Warwick.

Condamine Headwaters Landcare Group supported its sub-group, the Warwick GreenAcre Club in its application to secure the expertise of Mr Sams, from Toowoomba's Wattletree Horticultural Services, to deliver this hands-on, practical workshop to the people in the Warwick community.

Landcare co-ordinator Catherine Potter was pleased to be part of this opportunity.

"Last year, Brian delivered a great, interactive workshop in Allora and participants took away lots of useful advice," she said.

This workshop will be held in the Southern Downs Steam Railway Station shed, at the corner of Fitzroy and Hamilton Sts from 9am-midday.

Morning activities will focus on seed collection techniques, treatment, sowing and problem solving.

All materials and equipment will be provided however, if people wish to bring along their own gardening gloves and secateurs, it would be appreciated.

Participants are also advised to wear closed in shoes for the workshop.

The workshop is funded as part of the Australian Government Community Action Grant program.

Morning tea will be provided but numbers are limited to 15 participants. Registrations for the morning workshop close November 14.

More information call Catherine Potter on 4661 9909 or 0488  091 328 or go online to headwaters@ddrlandcare.org.



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