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31/05/2013 at 22:48
I did this last year and just snapped off the side shoots with my fingers and put them straight into damp compost. They all rooted really well.
01/06/2013 at 06:35

good idea will have a go with that one thanks

01/06/2013 at 22:03

Can I pot up the suckers to create more plants?

18/06/2013 at 17:29
What side shooys that aare not flowering lower down the plant or an actual side stem that has flowers attached????
18/06/2013 at 17:38
Craig Williamson wrote (see)
What side shooys that aare not flowering lower down the plant or an actual side stem that has flowers attached????

The side shoots that you normally remove and discard.

18/06/2013 at 21:18

I don't bother with the "sticking it in water" bit - just put it in a pot of growing medium and water sparingly - it always works for me.

19/06/2013 at 08:27

If there are flowers on the cutting it's best to nip them off before potting them up (or putting into water). Let the cutting put all its resources into its root development. More flowers will come.

20/06/2013 at 00:56

And do you get fruit off them this year?

20/06/2013 at 06:32

That's down to your growing conditions. If you get decent weather you should. A cutting is basically a huge headstart on a second generation of plants. Looked after properly, you should be able to plant out the cutting - as a viable plant - within two or three weeks.

20/06/2013 at 07:40

Great tip as always from Italophile 

14/09/2013 at 16:33
a little confused about when to take the cuttings,am I to assume that you dont mean for THIS year,but beginning of next season?
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