London (change)
Today 8°C / 3°C
Tomorrow 7°C / 3°C
3 messages
23/09/2012 at 14:08
Is now a good time to take them? And what's the best/most successful way to do it? Thank you, Matt
23/09/2012 at 15:20

You can take softwood cuttings in summer or hardwood cuttings in autumn.   Cut pieces about 4" long from the tips of branches.  Trim them to just below a leaf node.  Remove all except the top 2 leaves then dip in rooting hormone powder or gel and put in trays or pots of ericaceous compost mixed with vermiculite for extra drainage.

Water with rain or distilled water - unless your tap water is soft - then keep them sheltered from direct sun, wind and frosts.  They should root by next spring and then you can pot them up into individual pots and grow them on. 

23/09/2012 at 15:45
Thanks obelixx. I will give it a try tomorrow.
email image
3 messages