Leaf-bud cuttings (a form of softwood cuttings) can be taken from any clematis and are a quick and easy to way to boost your stock of your favourite clematis.
When selecting a section to take cuttings from, find a strongly-growing stem and target a leaf bud that’s not too soft, and not too woody. This will likely be from the mid-section of the plant. Once the stems have rooted (usually after about four weeks) shoots will grow from the axils of the leaves at the top.
Forming beautiful rosette patterns, this colourful collection of sempervivums (houseleeks) is a must-have for any garden. Native to alpine regions, they're tolerant to extreme temperatures and drought.