Us­ing hard wood to make cut­tings

Amateur Gardening - - Your Gardening Week -

For hard­wood cut­tings take a length of this year’s healthy, hard­ened growth, ap­prox­i­mately 12in (30cm) long.

Cut it into sec­tions around 4in (10cm) long. Make sure each piece has one end cut on a slant.

Dip the end that was cut flat into hor­mone root­ing pow­der and in­sert it into a pot of com­post and per­lite, or a trench of gritty soil.

Firm them in, wa­ter well, and keep them weed and pest free.

Strike them in the ground or in pots

Use healthy wood for cut­tings

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