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B3B3 Posts: 25,284

 Can you use a flowering shoot to take a cutting? Can't find any non- flowering.

Can you root semi-hardwood cuttings in water?


In London. Keen but lazy.


  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,720

    Shoot of what?

     I find that once flower buds are formed, they don't root well.

  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 5,249

    Yeah it depends what... some things will root readily from a flowering stem cutting if you cut the flowering parts off but most don't. If you can only find flowering material you haven't got a great deal of choice, might be worth at least trying.

  • B3B3 Posts: 25,284

    Gaura was the main one, but I've been generally wandering about seeing what I could snip 

    Thanks F&Wimage

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053

    Just cut the flower bit off if you can only find flowering cuttings. I don't think semi hardwood will root in water but just pop some in gritty compost and some in water and see. Nowt to lose!

    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
  • B3B3 Posts: 25,284

    Thanks HW. Dead horses identified. Won't bother with the flogging.  Soft wood only in waterimage

    In London. Keen but lazy.
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  • B3B3 Posts: 25,284

    You're right, Chrissie - no real effort involved - my kind of gardeningimage

    In London. Keen but lazy.
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