The society has an active propagation group (ANPSPG). Members gather about once a month to propagate plants by cuttings and from seed. Most of the plants are propagated by cuttings which are prepared at cutting bees and placed into one of three society hotbeds. Rooted cuttings are then potted up into individual pots at potting up bees and placed in one of three shadehouses. Some plants, such as wattles, are grown from seed. The activities are planned on an annual basis (the propagation calendar). Detailes of time and locations are found in Bulletin and the Event Calendar.
We welcome new members and provide basic instructions on how to propagate.
The Society has three hotbeds and three shadehouses. They are looked after by vulunteer member minders in their backyard. Members are encouraged to come to the cutting/seed bees and potting up bees to learn how to propagate native plants and help in our propagation activities.
Plants grown by ANPSPG vulunteers are sold at our spring and autumn plant sales. There are many species of plants propagated by the group to offer diverse plant selection at our sales. These plants are also an important source of income that supports operations of the society and other activities.
Queanbeyan Shade house makeover (April 2014)
The shadehouse cover was changed to 30% shade to allow more light for the plants.
Old shadecloth being removed
Weetangera Potting up bee (December 2013)
Busy at work
Shadehouse minder Nola with her plants