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Advice needed please

Hi. I got home yesterday to find a rather large plant had snapped and blown across the garden (most likely by wind). the roots are still in the ground but there is no foliage above ground any more. I am no expert and inherited the plant when I moved into the property just over a year ago. I wondered if anyone can advise from the poor quality photos:

a) Will the root system grow back?

b) what plant is it?

b) would placing the piece snapped off form a root system if I put it in a pot?

Thanks in advance


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,453
    edited December 2019
    That looks to me like one of the broom family ... they don’t take kindly to hard pruning and I think that one’s life is over. 😢 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,567
    I agree with Dove
  • steephillsteephill Posts: 2,479
    There is nothing to lose by trying hardwood cuttings. Look for stems about pencil thickness, 9 inches long, remove any foliage on it. Plant about 2/3rds deep in a pot of soil and leave outside for the winter.
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