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What other stick can I just stick in the ground to grow?

traceymtraceym Posts: 13
Monty showed us how to stick a Cornus stick in the ground and it would root - is there anything else I can do that with too (apart from Willow). 
'To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.' 
Audrey Hepburn
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  • FireFire LondonPosts: 8,278
    You can break off a piece of sedum and stick it in the ground, water it and it may well grow.
  • traceymtraceym Posts: 13
    Fire said:
    You can break off a piece of sedum and stick it in the ground, water it and it may well grow.
    Thank you! Would that be the Autumn Joy taller type or the spreading alpine size? I have both, I could try both! 

    'To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.' 
    Audrey Hepburn
  • FireFire LondonPosts: 8,278
    edited 6 April
    I've done it personally with Autumn Joy.

    There are quite a load of plants that will grow from just a bit of root.
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Bath, SomersetPosts: 6,868
    Buddelia and fuchsia often root from a stick as well.
  • traceymtraceym Posts: 13
    Thanks @Lizzie27 I will try those too.


    'To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.' 
    Audrey Hepburn
  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 3,365
    Winter jasmine roots if a stem touches the soil, so that's probably worth a try as well.
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 10,409
    Gooseberries and currants of all types will also root that way.  Best done when they have lost their leaves in autumn.  Just cut a 20cm section and bury two thirds of it.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 24,318
    I've done roses this way with mixed success.

    The RHS offers this advice which includes suitable subjects to try - https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=387 
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • traceymtraceym Posts: 13
    Thank you @JennyJ, @Obelixx and @BobTheGardener - all very helpful.
    'To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.' 
    Audrey Hepburn
  • steephillsteephill Posts: 1,729
    Bramble >:) forsythia too.
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