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Cuttings - leave them outside or put them in a cold greenhouse?

Hi, fellow gardeners

I am very keen on taking cuttings.  Should I put them in my cold green house for the winter for some protection from wind, rain and frost.  Or would it be ok to leave some of them outside - and how do I know which to leave or put inside?






  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 26,165

    can you tell us which plants you have? Some are happier outside, some need a bit of protection.

  • Winter jasmine, penstemon,  cat nip, Euphorbia, sedum stonecrop, choisya, Then root cuttings such as primroses, 


    Small plug plants such as lavender that have been potted up once.



  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 3,753

    I always air on the side of caution, and keep cuttings in greenhouse, once it gets really cold, and bring them out early spring

  • The stonecrop can stay outside, you don't need to take cuttimgs of that, every little bit that breaks off will root!

  • cornellycornelly Posts: 902

    Glasshouse or cold frame to protect from the elements.

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  • I usually sink the pots into the soil in the greenhouse - I figure their new roots don't really want to be frozen - but I do give them an occasional watering to stop them drying out.

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