OTHER WAYS TO PROPAGATE
Some plants, like frangipanis, have the most extraordinary ability to strike from huge pieces, giving you instant trees. All you need to do is cut a firm branch about 3050cm long, let it dry out in an airy sunny spot for a few weeks to stop it bleeding, then plant it in its new position with a stake for support until the roots grow. Water sparingly. It’s that simple!
Other ways to propagate plants include division. Many perennials
(such as agapanthus, cannas, kangaroo paws, cliveas, cast iron plant and many more) form clumps which can be divided up into separate plants, and indeed benefit from being broken up. Don’t be afraid to get your spade into them, cutting them into sections, but make sure each group still has some roots. Plant into manure-enriched soil and water well until re-established. Although it will vary from plant to plant, autumn and winter are often the best seasons to divide.