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Hello members

We extend a warm welcome to the following new members who have joined since the last newsletter was published, with more new members to welcome in the next Newsletter!

Stewart Brown - student at SRUC Elmwood
Morag MacGregor - student at SRUC
Phil Newcombe - student at Royal Horticultural Society
Craig Stewart - student at SRUC - Oatridge college

The Propagation Workshop on Tuesday 28 Febraury
 Budding and Grafting - Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh

Whip and Side Veneer Grafting and Chip Budding were practiced at this workshop, plus reviewing the reasons for using different grafting techniques.  Peter MacDonald (Vice-President of IPPS) and Andrew Lear were the facilitators for this event.

Jamie Satterthwaite wrote:

"I really enjoyed the grafting course on Tuesday. The Edinburgh Botanics were good hosts and the course took place in their teaching building. The day was very well attended with people from all over Scotland.  Peter started off the day with a talk about IPPS followed by an in-depth discussion of grafting.  Later was a demonstration on whip grafting on apples and then side veneer grafting on pines.  We also had a tour of the botanics propagation facilities including their hot pipe and stock plants."

Below are some images Jamie sent of the event.
Botanics new £1.2m new glass house            Side veneer grafting

Hot pipe equipment                                      Chip budding with pear and quince

Further SGC meetings

A visit to the Hepworth Brewery Tour is being arranged for March plus a visit to the Plumpton Winery Centre in October.  Details of both will be made available nearer the time.


2 July 2017

2017 European Region International Tour

The  2017 International Conference planning and arrangements are developing well.  The full Itinerary and Booking Form are now both available.
Please contact Graham Bryant or Nina Mills for further information, membership details and any other general queries via email:


Thursday  20 July 2017 - Scottish Area Meeting

Visit to Cheviot Trees Nursery and Pentland Plant Trials

Cheviot Trees are one of Europe’s largest and most experienced producers of cell grown trees.  Established for over 25 years, they grow a diverse range of trees, shrubs, conifers and wetland plants from a wide selection of seed sources.  More details here.  Booking forms will be available soon.

2017 Membership Subscription Renewal  -  Important Notice

All members will shortly receive a notification email from the International Board, advising that IPPS Memberships will expire on 01.01.2017. All IPPS regions are now managed by the International Board, hence the new website.  Should you experience difficulties, please email Graham or Nina at

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