Success with Cuttings - BBC Gardeners' World Magazine Online Masterclass

BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine Masterclass online – Success with Cuttings

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

Would you like to boost your stock of garden plants without spending a fortune? Join our online Masterclass, Success with Cuttings, on Friday 10 July, 2020 at noon. During the one-hour session you’ll get the know-how you need to take plant cuttings with confidence. Tickets cost just £10.

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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, for the first time, he is bringing his skills to you online, so you can learn from him from 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 10 July, 2020 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 after the Masterclass presentation


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To book your place on our Success with Cuttings Masterclass costs just £10. It will be collected as $12.25, as payment will be taken in dollars on this occasion, via our payment provider Stripe.

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Please note: if you have any difficulty booking please drop us a line.


Get more advice from David

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

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