Posted: 13/12/2011 at 13:22
You can try taking hardwood cuttings of elder (Sambucus), and many other trees, shrubs and fruits too.
Cut through a node (leaf joint) at the base, as elder has hollow, pithy stems that will rot if cut between nodes.
Now is teh perfect time to take hardwood cuttings too. Favourites of mine include currants, gooseberry, dogwood, willow (salix) and roses.