Success with Propagation: Easily Grow Free Plants - Masterclass online from BBC Gardeners' World Magazine

BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine Masterclass Online: Success with Autumn Propagation

Join horticultural expert David Hurrion for our online Masterclass at noon on Friday 1 October, 2021.

Many of us grow plants from seed to get the most from our gardens, for as little as possible – and there’s another great, easy and free way to do this – propagation. Raising your own new plants free is not only kind on your pocket but helps to fill your garden with ornamental and productive plants – and now is a great time to easily propagate your plants to boost your garden stock.


With more than 50 years of practical gardening experience, expert David Hurrion, in our next online Masterclass, Success with Autumn Propagation will show you how to lift and divide border plants, as well as take root cuttings from perennials and easy-to-root hardwood cuttings from shrubs and fruit bushes.

Finally, you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions, and be able to download a set of notes from the course.

Join our online Masterclass, Success with Autumn Propagation, on Friday 1 October, 2021 at 12 noon (GMT)*. Tickets cost just £15 – subscribers save 20 per cent, please find instructions further down this page for claiming your subscriber discount.

*If you’re unable to attend the live session, all registered attendees will also be able to watch a recording of the live session (limited to three viewing sessions). Please note, you’ll be unable to take part in the live Q&A session.

What’s in the Masterclass

Join our Associate Editor David Hurrion for a Masterclass on understanding how and what to propagate this autumn and winter season to boost your garden plant stock without spending a fortune on new plants. This hour-long Masterclass Online (with extra time for questions) will cover the following topics:

  • Discover why we propagate in the dormant autumn and winter seasons
  • The benefits of raising your own plants from division, cuttings and layering
  • Dividing border perennials, including five spring-flowering plants to divide now
  • After care, including soil improvements/composts for potting
  • Taking root cuttings, including five plants to propagate now
  • Layering shrubs – what this is and which sorts of shrubs can be used for layering – including five to layer now
  • Making hardwood cuttings – including five plants to propagate now

Your Masterclass host

Associate editor David Hurrion shares his gardening expertise
Associate Editor, David Hurrion

Expert tutor, our Associate Editor, David Hurrion, will share his years of gardening experience, and answer your plant propagation questions in a live Q&A session. David has led many live masterclasses for BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine and, now is bringing his skills to you online, so you can learn from him from the comfort of your own home, anywhere in the world.

David was knowledgeable, interesting and engaging. I learnt so much, and it was fun and informative
Participant on a previous live Masterclass with David Hurrion

Your Masterclass itinerary

Friday 1 October, 2021, at 12 noon (GMT)

Presentation Horticultural expert David Hurrion will lead a one-hour online presentation

Q&A David will invite your questions for a live Q&A session after the Masterclass presentation

Handout notes You’ll be able to download a set of course notes for reference

Recording A recording of the live course will be made available to all registered attendees (three viewings permitted)

Book now

To book your place on our Success with Autumn Propagation Masterclass Online costs just £15 – subscribers save 20 per cent on the ticket price, please find your exclusive discount code on the Subscriber Club offers page.

Book your place now

Note, please ensure your email address is entered correctly at point of registration so you receive your link to join the class. If you have any difficulty booking please drop us a line.

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Get more advice from David

To get a taster of the Masterclass and get more information and advice from David Hurrion check out our weekly video series, Ask David, in which he answers your gardening questions.