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The secretion of gums or resins by some plants, especially fruit trees and conifers, when cut.
Used in reference to leaf margins, stipules or bracts that are cut or slashed.
The processes of increasing the number of plants, including grafting, division, cuttings, seeding, budding and air layering.
A plant shoot or cutting that's grafted on to the rootstock of another to produce a new plant.
A young plant cultivated from seed (not from a cutting).
The practice of cutting a plant down to ground level to encourage new growth.
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It's easy to create more plants for your garden without having to fork out at the garden centre. Take softwood cuttings from your ornamental shrubs and woody herbs, and you can boost stocks for free.Softwood cuttings should be taken during June
A leaf that has a distinctively square end, which may give the appearance of having been cut off.
Streptocarpus is easy to propagate from leaf cuttings. Summer is the best time to do it, as plant cells divide quickly, promoting growth. You don't need a lot of kit - just a pot filled with sieved compost, a plastic bag, a piece of string and a