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So what did I do wrong this time...???

I took some buddlia cuttings last week and now they look decidedly unloved...!!!

They look wilted and lank...

What did I do wrong...???  (again)

 

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  • CarmicCarmic Posts: 56

    I am trying to upload a picture of them to this post and they are so embarrassed at the way they are looking and feeling the picture is refusing to upload...!!!

    It seems that me and technology and buddlia cutting are compatable...!!!

  • CarmicCarmic Posts: 56

    NOT compatable...

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,107

    Are they hardwood cuttings? you can take the leaves off those.

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 14,242

    At this time of year, you take hardwood cuttings of buddleja. Softwood cuttings are likely to go rotten, before they form roots. Softwood or semi ripe cuttings of buddleja are best taken May or June.  You might get away with it at this time of year, if you use rooting gel and a heated propagator with a lid.

    Try again with hardwood cuttings.

     have a look at this site

    http://www.buddlejagarden.co.uk/growing.html

     

    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • CarmicCarmic Posts: 56

    Nutcutlet...oooops...they feel sort of semi hard...if that makes sense...!!!

    Fidgetbones....I did use a rooting powder...I do not have a heated propagator but the plants are inside a plastic balcony greenhouse which is inside the house at a south facing french door..

    I will look at that website...back in a mo...

  • CarmicCarmic Posts: 56

    Ok read all that on that link you sent....so will do it again but with hardwood.

    Thanks

     

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 14,242

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    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 3,269
    Carmic wrote (see)

    plants are inside a plastic balcony greenhouse which is inside the house at a south facing french door..

    That is far too hot for cuttings, they need to be in light shade.

     

  • CarmicCarmic Posts: 56

    I am keeping an eye on the temperature and it has been averaging 14 degrees...(The room that they are in is totally unheated) Is that still too hot...?

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,107

     A south facing door will give too much direct sun and heat. If you've got some hard wood on the buddleia I'd start again with hardwood cuttings. Even I can do thoseimage

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