Hardwood cuttings – the next stage
1 Water the cuttings so they slip easily from their pot, then carefully prise them apart, so you don’t damage the roots.
2 Pop each cutting into a 5in (12cm) pot of multipurpose or loamy compost (I am using John Innes No 2) and firm it in.
3 Water the cuttings well, making sure their compost is thoroughly dampened. Don’t let it dry out over winter.
4 Place the cuttings in a cold frame, unheated greenhouse or in a sheltered corner of the garden. Plant them out next spring.