Can you use a flowering shoot to take a cutting? Can't find any non- flowering.
Can you root semi-hardwood cuttings in water?
Shoot of what?
I find that once flower buds are formed, they don't root well.
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.
Gaura was the main one, but I've been generally wandering about seeing what I could snip
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!
Thanks HW. Dead horses identified. Won't bother with the flogging. Soft wood only in water
You're right, Chrissie - no real effort involved - my kind of gardening