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31/10/2013 at 09:34

I took some buddlia cuttings last week and now they look decidedly unloved...!!!

They look wilted and lank...

What did I do wrong...???  (again)

 

31/10/2013 at 09:37

I am trying to upload a picture of them to this post and they are so embarrassed at the way they are looking and feeling the picture is refusing to upload...!!!

It seems that me and technology and buddlia cutting are compatable...!!!

31/10/2013 at 09:37

NOT compatable...

31/10/2013 at 09:39

Are they hardwood cuttings? you can take the leaves off those.

31/10/2013 at 09:41

At this time of year, you take hardwood cuttings of buddleja. Softwood cuttings are likely to go rotten, before they form roots. Softwood or semi ripe cuttings of buddleja are best taken May or June.  You might get away with it at this time of year, if you use rooting gel and a heated propagator with a lid.

Try again with hardwood cuttings.

 have a look at this site

http://www.buddlejagarden.co.uk/growing.html

 

31/10/2013 at 09:46

Nutcutlet...oooops...they feel sort of semi hard...if that makes sense...!!!

Fidgetbones....I did use a rooting powder...I do not have a heated propagator but the plants are inside a plastic balcony greenhouse which is inside the house at a south facing french door..

I will look at that website...back in a mo...

31/10/2013 at 10:11

Ok read all that on that link you sent....so will do it again but with hardwood.

Thanks

 

31/10/2013 at 10:14

31/10/2013 at 10:43
Carmic wrote (see)

plants are inside a plastic balcony greenhouse which is inside the house at a south facing french door..

That is far too hot for cuttings, they need to be in light shade.

 

31/10/2013 at 12:56

I am keeping an eye on the temperature and it has been averaging 14 degrees...(The room that they are in is totally unheated) Is that still too hot...?

31/10/2013 at 15:02

 A south facing door will give too much direct sun and heat. If you've got some hard wood on the buddleia I'd start again with hardwood cuttings. Even I can do those

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