take cuttings from tender perennials

25th March 2021

take cuttings from tender perennials

Why not combine two operations? When you trim back shoot tips to make your young plug plant bushier, you should cut just above a node so that the axillary buds break; if you then trim your shoot tip to  just below a node and reduce the leaf area, you've got a softwood cutting, and potentially a lot more   If the tip is already in flower, it probably won't root so it's better to discard this but if the flower bud is still tight you might be able to pinch it out and still have a decent cutting.

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