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Five plant types for hardwood cuttings

Alan Titchmarsh lists his favourite plants to take hardwood cuttings from.

Taking hardwood cuttings is a simple way to make more plants for free and is the perfect task for a winter day.

As their name implies, hardwood cuttings are taken from fully matured and hardened stems in winter. You’ll need no expensive equipment apart from a pair of secateurs and a large plant pot, and even that can be dispensed of if you have a spare patch of well-drained soil.

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