Cuttings. Should I separate them yet?

B3B3 Posts: 10,863
Should I pot up these individually or leave until spring?
Will they be ok outside over winter?






Thanks 😊
In London. Keen but lazy.
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  • yorkshireroseyorkshirerose North YorkshirePosts: 402
    If roots are showing at the base of the pot I would pot them on now.
    A gardener's work is never at an end  - (John Evelyn 1620-1706)
  • B3B3 Posts: 10,863
    No. They're not showing, but the pots are quite deep. Does it still apply? Thanks @yorkshirerose
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • yorkshireroseyorkshirerose North YorkshirePosts: 402
    Very carefully tip a pot of plants out to see how big the roots are. If they are well on their way to the bottom of the pot they should be fine to pot on.
    A gardener's work is never at an end  - (John Evelyn 1620-1706)
  • B3B3 Posts: 10,863
    Thank you😊
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • HexagonHexagon Posts: 962
    edited August 2019
    I’m jealous of your cuttings! 😭

    Is that weigela and euonymus? 
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 14,999
    Have the hydrangeas rooted there’s no sign of new growth? Wait for the roots to show at the bottom of the pots, I would bring them in for the winter, a cold GH will do. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • B3B3 Posts: 10,863
    Euomymous emerald something maybe gaiety.

    Might be weigela, something to do with apples I think.
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    The pale green leaves on hydrangea are all new. Started off with two dark leaves. They might have gone a bit pale as they were thirsty  for a few days a little while back.

    Just poked trimmings in compost. Didn't expect much. Now I have no idea what to do with them all. Seed swap probably.
    The  parent hydrangea is a pita. It wants damp light shade. I have nowhere in my garden that really suits it and now I've got two babies😕 @lyn @Hexagon
    I'll put them in the porch. Leaving them snuggled up together will save very limited space.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • HexagonHexagon Posts: 962
    edited August 2019
    All my water cuttings are failures except coleus, and then that one got eaten by slugs. So I’ll start sticking random stuff in compost now and leaving them in the front garden where I’ll forget about them.

    Today I even tried to rip out a self seeded buddleia from a pavement edge but its roots were really stuck under there. I managed to get a bit of the woody stem so maybe that’ll qualify as a hardwood cutting and put some roots down.
    Otherwise I’ll just have  a garden full of coleus. That will all die in winter. 😕
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 14,999
    Don’t worry about those leaves on the Hydrangeas, in the Spring  they will shoot out from the base and those leaves will probably die anyway. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 27,023
    Hey @B3 - you're meant to take cuttings of things you want to have more of, not things you don't have room for  :D
    That 2nd one [in the 1st pic] looks like a Choisya to me. 
    I'd leave them somewhere sheltered over winter since they're all hardy shrubs.  I leave all that type of cutting outside, usually in amongst other plants for protection. You can repot them as soon as they're filling up and poking out the bottoms, and you can do that at any time. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


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