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Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 23,742

I've got some red stemmed cornus albs which need pruning. Is there any point in trying to root the stems? I know hardwood cuttings are normally done in late autumn, but might it be worth a go?

Devon.

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,091

    I'd do them in water, you'll know pretty quickly

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 23,742

    now there's an idea. 

    Thanks nut. Wise words , as ever. 

    I might even get some suckers / layerings once I get started. Fingers crossed.

    Devon.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,091

    I pin them down to make new plants Hosta.

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 23,742

    They're growing on the 2 islands in our little lake. I've not been out there in the six years we've lived there. I fancy some nice clumps around the edge of the lake too.

    I'll try to get some photos tomorrow, if the upload gremlins are sorted.

    Devon.
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 19,491

    I've done water rooted and soil rooted from my spring trim Hosta.  Water is more sure but soil rooting in a trench in shade works quite well too.  I've also done layering but that's a longer process.   

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 23,742

    Thanks both. 

    Hopefully we'll get out there tomorrow. 

    Devon.
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