Success with Cuttings - BBC Gardeners' World Magazine Online Masterclass

Masterclass Online – Success with Cuttings

Learn how to take cuttings with confidence, in our online Masterclass with David Hurrion.

*Please note, due to demand, this a live repeat of the Masterclass of the same title from July, 2020.*

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Would you like to boost your stock of garden plants without spending a fortune? Join our online Masterclass, Success with Cuttings, on Friday 16 July, 2021 at 12 noon (BST). During the one-hour session you’ll get the know-how you need to take plant cuttings with confidence. So join the latest BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine Masterclass Online and learn how to become a better gardener.

Finally, you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions, and be able to download a set of notes from the course.

Join our live online Masterclass, Success with Cuttings on Friday 16 July, 2021 at 12 noon (BST)*. Tickets cost £15 – subscribers save 20 per cent, please find instructions further down this page for claiming your subscriber discount.

*If you’re unable to attend the live session, all registered attendees will also be able to watch a recording of the live session, which will be made available shortly after the live session, by email. You’ll have the opportunity to re-watch the recording up to three times, this is not time limited. Please note, you’ll be unable to take part in the live Q&A session.


What’s in the Masterclass

Join our Associate Editor David Hurrion for a Masterclass in achieving Success with Cuttings. This hour-long Masterclass Online (with extra time for questions) will explain in detail the benefits of growing new plants from cuttings and will cover:

  • How plants propagate themselves
  • Structure of plant; roots, stems, leaves; rooting potential stem and node
  • How plants produce roots from cut stems; callusing, root initiation
  • Different types of cuttings
  • Time of year of different cuttings
  • Time to root of different cutting types
  • Callus initiation
  • Conditions needed for rooting
  • Are hormone rooting compounds necessary?
  • Compost; functions of compost; compost additions
  • Propagators; additional heat for rooting; when is this needed
  • Essential kit for cuttings – secateurs, sharp knife, cutting surface, pots, trays, compost, perlite/grit
  • Simple plant cuttings to start with

Your Masterclass host

Associate editor David Hurrion shares his gardening expertise
Associate editor David Hurrion shares his gardening expertise

Led by expert tutor, our Associate Editor, David Hurrion, he will share his years of gardening experience, and answer your plant propagation questions in a live Q&A session. David has led many live masterclasses for BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine and is now, bringing his skills to you online, so you can learn from him in the comfort of your own home.

David was knowledgeable, interesting and engaging. I learnt so much, and it was fun and informative
Participant on a previous live Masterclass with David Hurrion

Your Masterclass itinerary

Friday 16 July, 2021 at noon (British Summer Time)

Presentation Horticultural expert David Hurrion with lead a one-hour online presentation explaining how to take cuttings with confidence.

Q&A David will invite your questions for a live Q&A session with Gardening Editor, Emma Crawfroth after the Masterclass presentation


Book now

To book your place on our Success with Cuttings Masterclass costs £15 – subscribers save 20 per cent on the ticket price, please find your exclusive discount code on the Subscriber Club offers page.

Book your place now

Note, please ensure your email address is entered correctly at point of registration so you receive your link to join the class. If you have any difficulty booking please drop us a line.

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Get more advice from David

To get a taster of the Masterclass and get more information and advice from David Hurrion check out our weekly video series, Ask David, in which he answers your gardening questions.

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