Hard­wood cut­tings – the next stage

Amateur Gardening - - Your Gardening Week -

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.

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