How to take semi-ripe lavender cuttings

Take a look at this video to find out how to boost your stock of lavender plants, by taking semi-ripe cuttings.

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Taking cuttings is an easy way to raise new plants that are identical to the parent, and now is the time to take semi-ripe cuttings from shrubs such as lavender. In this short video clip from Gardeners' World, Monty Don demonstrates this simple process using the beautiful variety 'Munstead'. He shows you which shoots to select, how to prepare them, and how to plant them. He also offers tips on how to look after the cuttings and how to tell when they've rooted successfully. 


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