how to share cuttings
“Friendship plants” is the lovely term for the plants grown from garden and given as gifts. They can help establish a new garden with little expense. Here’s how to get started. ONE Snip 10cm lengths of what you want to “copy”. TWO Remove lower leaves and cut larger leaves in half. THREE Dip cut bottom end into plant growing hormone, than “plant” the cuttings into propagating mix (about three or four cuttings per pot).
FOUR Water well daily until you have “struck” your cutting, which means it has grown its own roots.
This should take about four weeks.
FIVE Plant each rooted cutting into a small 15cm pot and keep well watered. Each pot should be ready to plant out into the garden by spring, but will last well until Christmas to give as garden gifts.