The kindest cut of all

Ali Rochford: taking hardwood cuttings of your shrubs won’t pay off immediately, but it’s worth the wait

23rd December, 2014
Cuttings can help fill your garden with interesting plants, All pictures: Ali Rochford

Propagation. The word is a functional one. It expresses none of the joy you can have if, for example, you successfully bring an unpromising twig to new life, or rejuvenate an overgrown clump of Irises that is dead in the centre. It’s a bit like ‘gambling’, a word which is filled with negative connotations but can result in big winnings. It’s now time to take hardwood cuttings of shrubs and climbers, which you could say...

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