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polbpolb Posts: 182
I'm thinking of having a go at propagating heathers from cuttings and I just wondered if anyone has had any success doing this? I've got a book with details about how to do it but wondered if it was harder than it sounds? Is it worth a go?

Thanks

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 61,516
    The method I know is to cover a plant with peaty compost leaving just the tips showing. Each shoot tip will grow roots and become an individual plant. 😊 
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  • polbpolb Posts: 182
    ooh, that sounds different! I was going to try rooting some cuttings. I guess if your method works it must be fairly easy?!?! 
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 5,697
    I agree with Dove's idea.
    I had a very overgrown heather some years ago. I lifted the plant and dug a hole much deeper then dropped the plant back in the hole and refilled so that just about 6" of tips remained above the soil. After a couple of years I had a new patch of heathers.
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  • polbpolb Posts: 182
    Wow, that's really good to know! Thank you!
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