Now is the time to take hardwood cuttings. Hardwood cuttings should be successful from most deciduous trees and shrubs, try buddleja, forsythia, philadelphus, ribes and roses. The best time to take the cuttings is during early and mid winter but don’t take them if frost is forecast. Take a good look at your chosen tree or shrub and select a branch/shoot which is about pencil thick and is fully mature. Don’t select anything which looks diseased or has any signs of pests. Remove the soft […]
Buying new plants for your garden is one of life’s little pleasures and can be extremely satisfying but often expensive. Equally as satisfying and an awfully lot cheaper is propagating your own plants. There are several methods available; softwood cuttings, semi-ripe cuttings, hardwood cuttings, root cuttings, leaf cuttings, division, layering and seed.