How to grow: Streptocarpus

Once you’ve grown one Cape primrose successfully you’ll be hooked forever, says Anne Swithinbank. There are literally hundreds of varieties of streptocarpus and they are very collectable. As the common…

Dip the base of the cutting into a rooting compound, shaking off the excess. Insert the cutting in a modular tray or 3 in (9cm) pot of seed and cutting compost

How to take semi-ripe cuttings

Now is the time to propagate shrubs, climbers and woody herbs from semi-ripe cuttings. This is one of the easier cutting techniques and can be done from June until mid-October,…

Now trim the cutting just below a node (where the leaves appear) and strip the bottom 1in (3cm) of leaves from it. Make a hole in the compost with a pencil and push the cutting in

How to take lavender cuttings

Our Amateur Gardening Expert gets her lavender bushes in shape for a good show next year. If you want to know how to take lavender cuttings follow this simple step…

Your Gardening Week 14 July 2007

How to take stem-tip heather cuttings

Summer is the season for taking stem-tip cuttings of heathers. Our Amatuer Gardening expert shows you how to go about it in six easy steps. Step 1 Remove a strong, healthy,…

How to take cactus cuttings [video]

How to take cactus cuttings [video]

If you have a cactus with buds that need removing this simple video shows you how to take cactus cuttings and replant the buds. If your cactus has small baby buds…

hardwood cuttings

How to take Hardwood cuttings

Hardwood cuttings are easy to take and, for most deciduous trees and shrubs, the best way to increase plant stocks. They are taken in the plant’s dormant season, best carried…

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Standard fuchsias

Train cuttings for low cost versions of these premium plants, says AG’s gardening editor Kris Collins Cuttings and initial training: 1) Take a non-flowering tip with two or three leaf sets.…


Penstemon stem-tip cuttings update

Michelle checks out the penstemon cuttings she took earlier this year to see their progress   In the August 11 issue of AG I took some penstemon stem-tip cuttings, and…

Taking Semi-ripe cuttings [video]

Taking Semi-ripe cuttings [video]

When taking semi-ripe cuttings you will first need a bag and secateurs. Take a branch of the plant you are taking a cutting from, you will notice that the end…