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  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 ManchesterPosts: 5,150

    Hi aym, if I was to try your cutting 1) method, should I use a new green shoot?  

    I have a large forsythia in my front garden that is currently in full bloom. It grows like a tree with a thick trunk and bushy at the top. My neighbour told me that it's older than me, its leaning over and gets more wonky every year. I fear it's time may soon be up and would like to keep something of the tree but I'm rubbish at cuttings, they always fail. image

  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 ManchesterPosts: 5,150

    Aym, don't think layering will work for me the branches are too high up.

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     I chopped back over two thirds of it last year as it was hanging over the pavement, it's looking a bit sorry for itself this year and its an odd shape now.image

  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 ManchesterPosts: 5,150

    Thanks for the helpful advice aym, I'll try both methods.

    Sorry for hijacking your thread Keen, image  hope your shrubs are ok.

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