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An immature or small bulb found at the base of a mature bulb that may be removed to propagate additional plants.
1) A clump of roots used in propagation.2) A tree stump or an old root that produces new shoots.
A chemical compound used in the propagation of plants. Proprietary brands contain hormones needed to promote root cell development, as well as mineral nutrients and trace elements.
This technique encourages the production of roots from a stem in order to propagate a plant. Usually involves making a shallow cut in the stem and surrounding it with a sleeve of polythene, which is taped above and below the cut and packed
A method of propagating fruit trees and a wide range of other plants, by taking a cutting of a variety with buds attached (scion) and joining it on to another related variety (stock). The tissues grow together and a single plant is formed
Tie shoots of honeysuckle and climbing roses to supportsPinch out the shoot tips of dahlias to encourage branchingDeadhead lupins as soon as the flowers have fadedPropagate wisteria, clematis, honeysuckle and ornamental vines by layering
to propagate including aquilegia, polemonium and foxglovesIdentify rose problems and pick off diseased leavesPrune philadelphus, weigela and other early summer-flowering shrubsPropagate lily bulbs by taking off a few outer scales and putting them in bags
Generate new plants from your hostas by following Monty Don's video guide to lifting, dividing and planting.spring and autumnPropagating plants by dividingIrisesHerbaceous perennialsAstersDay liliesView a selection of hosta plantsBrowse a variety
Pot up rooted cuttings and young plants that have outgrown their potsSow seeds of marrows, courgettes, squashes, cucumbers and melons in a heated propagatorWater pots and trays of seedlings with a solution of copper fungicide to prevent damping
floweringSow summer bedding, such as begonias, verbena, lobelia, ageratum, pansy, viola and antirrhinumCrops to sow in heated propagators include tomatoes, aubergines, onions, celery and peppers