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rosemummyrosemummy Posts: 2,010

8i have horticultural grit, peopl keep mentioning vermiculite, and i just read how to take cutting from clematis using perlite, what's the difference? does it matter which you use?


  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,297

    Not in the least, use which ever is successful for you. I do cuttings in pure sharp sand,no perlite, vermiculite or compost at all. Works for me.

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,728

    I use grit but I do use a bit of compost mixed in with it for cuttings. 

    I might try that Berghill! image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • rosemummyrosemummy Posts: 2,010

    Wowberghill,just sand? Must try, is it successful?

  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,297

    Very successful, but you do need to move the cuttings out as soon as they are rooted. I pot them up into a very gritty compost (peat free plus 50% crushed ceramic material). Don't forget though that I only propagate rock garden plants from cuttings.

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