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15 April: Gardening: Propagation with Sarah Speakman

How to sow seeds, take cuttings and divide perennials

Fill your garden with plants that you have grown yourself - both satisfying and cost-effective!

A practical, hands on workshop demonstrating the proper techniques of

  • how to sow seeds,
  • take cuttings and
  • divide perennials

The course will also cover information and discussion about growing media, containers, watering, lighting and transplanting so that you can raise your own plants and fill your gardens with home grown flowers, salads and fruit.

Participants will be able to take home the seeds and cuttings that they have prepared.

Sarah Speakman is passionate about promoting horticulture as a creative, productive and health-giving activity. As a mid-life career changer to horticulture herself she realised that she needed to escape the containment of office life and studied with the Royal Horticultural Society, attended practical courses at Reaseheath College and learnt the principles of garden design. Working in a garden centre increased her plant knowledge and from there she went on to manage a range of private Highland gardens, walled estate gardens and community projects, before moving to Inverness Botanic Gardens where she was head gardener for ten years. With influences from her favourite garden designers and her own love of pattern, colour and harmony, she redesigned and replanted the outside gardens of the Botanics whilst also developing the plant collections under glass; a diverse collection from all over the world, from tropical jungle to the deserts. Sarah has run many workshops and classes with the aim of giving people the confidence to have a go themselves and to develop their horticultural skills, maybe even to consider it as a career with its many rewarding avenues and specialities.

Course Details:

To enquire and/or book please email panny@logie.co.uk

1 day (9.15 for 9.30 start - 1) - £45 in The Long Room, and in Logie House Garden

Things to bring to the gardening courses:

  • Outdoor clothing suitable for the time of the year
  • notebook and pen/pencil
  • secateurs - clean and sharp!

Keep an eye out on the website for more of Sarah's courses