Posts Tagged ‘cuttings’
Garden writer Michelle Wheeler shows you how to take cuttings of this firm favourite.
Step one: Fill small pots in advance with a cutting compost mixed with perlite to aid drainage. Firm down and make a small hole in each pot with a dibber or pencil.
Step two: Use a clean sharp knife to carefully cut below a node as close to…
Plant begonia tubers now ready to early cuttings in spring, says AG garden writer Michelle
Fill a seed tray with light, sandy, loam-based compost. Or mix horticultural sand with multi-purpose compost. Adding leaf mould to the mixture will give the tubers perfect growing conditions.
Space the tubers in the tray, hollow-side up, about 2in (5cm) apart so they are not touching each…
Increase your plant stocks by taking simple hardwood cuttings through October, says AG’s Michelle Wheeler
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 out after leaf fall, and before the plant starts to show growth in spring.
The material used…
It’s the season for taking stem-tip cuttings of heathers. Kris Collins shows you how to go about it in six easy steps
1) Remove a strong, healthy, non-flowering shoot with clean secateurs, cutting straight across the stem about 4in (10cm) below the tip. Then use a sharp knife to trim the cutting to 2in (5cm) long
2) Strip leaves from the lower third of…
Emilie Griffin gets her lavender bushes in shape for a good show next year
Lavender cuttings are easy-peasy! Just use non-flowered shoots from this year’s growth and follow these three easy steps
Remove flowers just before they are about to go over. Hang them in bunches to dry for indoor display
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 now until mid-October, from this season’s growth. Amateur Gardening’s Emilie Griffin shows you how
Leaf size determines the way you take your cuttings. For plants, such as choisya, with average sized leaves follow this simple…