Sunday, 20 June 2010

Propagation

As trees are getting their trim this month, it is a good time to take cuttings.
I have taken cuttings of Trident Maple, Japanese Mountain Maple, Azalea, Chinese Elm, Cotoneaster and English Elm.
I sever the material below a leaf node and plant in a 50/50 mix of Vermiculite and Potting compost (I sieve this mixture to remove the fine dust). They then get dibbed in to a pot (usually 5 at a time and get covered with a clear plastic waterbottle,which is cut in half).
I keep them in the greenhouse under the bench, where it is warm, but out of direct sunlight.



Fingers crossed.