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10/01/2013 at 13:58

Hi all can anyone advise me with hydranga cuttings,i have many cuttings around 4 to 6 inches (old money) tall  and being wintered on the garage window sill and doing really well ,Now! is it best to plant single cuttings or put 2 or 3 together to get a more solid bushier result, im thinking of growing them in large pots to begin with then maybe as they grow bigger  transplant into the garden, and would it be ok to put the lace head type together with the ordinary for a mixed type shrub or no,anyway any help will be good and do i need to keep them inside or under cover till the frost has gone or are they ok to put out now as i dont want to lose them 

many of em Cheers Alan4711

10/01/2013 at 14:00

I would not tempt fate and keep safe until frosts and snow storms have passed.

10/01/2013 at 14:02

Ooo how and when do you take hydranga cuttings?

10/01/2013 at 14:03

Pot them up singly Alan-I would keep the protected for the next few weeks as the forecast is looking very wintry-even though they are hardy-but they are still young plants

They will go anywhere-seem to do better in dappled shade-but do keep on top of the watering outside until they are established

10/01/2013 at 14:04
CottageGardenFairy wrote (see)

Ooo how and when do you take hydranga cuttings?

Late summer/autumn

10/01/2013 at 14:08

Aww sausages - now I have to wait ages!

10/01/2013 at 14:52

many thanks just what i needed to know  i,ll follow the advise,   cant help you with sausages though Cottage

Cheers maty,s

Alan

10/01/2013 at 15:36

When you do come to take the cuttings- 4-5in high and remove the larger leaves- just pop in a jam jar of tap water on the windowsill until they have several white roots - ( a few weeks that's all) then pot up individually.  Seem to take better this way than in compost!

10/01/2013 at 15:55

I agree with dizzylizzy, Iv'e tried dipping the ends in rooting powder, but the water method is definitely better. 

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