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Fishy65Fishy65 Posts: 2,275
I did this today for the first time ever? I have a delphinium given to me by a neighbour about 4 years ago and I decided to take a basal cutting (two as it turned out) by following a gardeners world video.One was a bit long I thought...about 10" and that has drooped quite badly despite following the guide and using the plastic bag.However,the other (about 6") seems to be doing well so I'm hoping it will take.

Just to point out,I very much doubt I'd have tried this if left to my own devices.We live and learn.


  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,167

    I'm a newcomer to cuttings too; I have found that you really want the cutting to be quite short; less of an effort for the newly developing root system to support and of course initially there won't be any roots at all.image

  • I am thinking of doing the same with some Dahlia Tubers once they have grown a bit more. As the saying goes you never know unless you try image

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