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1Look for well-ripened, pencil-thick shoots and remove them horizontally below a node, leaf joint or bud, using secateurs.
2Prepare each cutting by removing the shoot tip just above a bud, and trimming the bottom just below another bud. Trim the cuttings to roughly 20cm in length.
3If you have a rooting compound, dip each cutting into it before planting. Insert the cuttings roughly 10cm deep into a pot filled with loam-based cuttings compost and overwinter them in a coldframe.
4Keep the cuttings watered and shoots should start to appear next spring. Leave plants for at least 12 months before transplanting.
24/11/2011 at 15:28
I lost my fig tree but my neighbour says I can take a cutting from theirs , can I do it now as the house will soon be in another persons ownership and if so can I do it now
11/03/2012 at 09:55
can ou take spruce cuttings
31/12/2012 at 09:34
Why is this information different from that contained in Joe Swifts video which I have in my scrap book?
22/11/2013 at 09:38
Hardwood cuttings root well in a bucket of water. Just make sure the water doesn't freeze.Then plant out in the spring.