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18/08/2014 at 05:50

Hi, I have had the above since April and its still going strong. It's a perennial, so can I take a cutting from it? If so what's the best way?

18/08/2014 at 08:46

Obviously foxed you all on this way

18/08/2014 at 08:57

I don't know if we were foxed Mark, I was asleep 

I should think you could do cuttings. What's the root like, does it look as though it could be divided

18/08/2014 at 10:43

Hi Nut, It still looks a bit to small to try dividing. I don't want to kill it

18/08/2014 at 10:53

I'd do cuttings rather than divide if it's small Mark. 

and stop waking me up at that hour...I have enough trouble sleeping!  

18/08/2014 at 11:14

Thanks Fairygirl, do I do the cutting in the normal way? cut below a leaf node, remove lower leafs?

Sorry for the early start I have to ask these things when I think of them

18/08/2014 at 11:39

Not done them on violas myself Mark, but I'd guess that would be the way, and if you get bits with a heel it's often easier to get them to root, although I think you can also do them by layering into surrounding soil as they have that sprawling habit which lends itself to that method. Someone will know for sure 

18/08/2014 at 12:22

thanks for the help

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