This is a great way to increase your stock of hydrangeas, fuchsias, impatiens, pelargoniums and buddlejas. Take softwood cuttings from the youngest shoots in spring and early summer
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WHAT YOU’LL NEED
- A sharp knife or secateurs
- Rooting hormone powder
- A good potting mix
- A plastic or ceramic pot with drainage holes
Cut off a stem tip, straight across, about
10–15cm long, just below a leaf joint.
Remove leaves, leaving the top two to four.
Dip the cut end in a rooting hormone.
Plant in a potting mix so the leaves are just above the soil. Keep moist.
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