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richard.spicer.7906

St Albans based, career changer and studying Horticulture. Bulb addict, South African plant fan and converted succulent lover

Buddleja nivea

  • Season Icon Early WinterEarly Winter 2020
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richard.spicer.7906

Trying some hardwood cuttings - now is the right time to propagate deciduous shrubs via hardwoods. You need a fairly sizeable bit of stem, ideally between 15-30cm and a deep pot (or you can just bury them in the ground). I’ve aimed for three to four nodes on each cutting, and I’m not using any rooting hormone. These will stay in a sheltered spot for at least six months. The buds were already there rather than new growth. I’ve not removed all of the them but I have thinned them

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sharonhayden

They look healthy 👍🏻

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jeatacake

I'm trying this too with some of mine & also wisteria after pruning them. Nothing to lose but lots to gain 👍

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Squares

Brilliant!

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richard.spicer.7906

Hopefully! It’s a bit tricky to judge as the cuttings not that old yet so the buds might still die but keeping fingers crossed 🤞🏼 it will be ok. It’s one of the easiest cuttings to take as you can usually forget about them for a while after taking them if they are sheltered. Need to find some other things to take cuttings from too before we get too far into January @sharonhayden

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richard.spicer.7906

Exactly Jeff - nothing to lose! You can take softwood cuttings of buddleja too in spring but by then I’m running out of space. Wisteria should be fun - great time too given all the pruning cuts you will have! @jeatacake

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richard.spicer.7906

Thanks Sarah! 😄👍🏼 - hope you are well @Squares

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Squares

Good thank you! looking forward to a better year for us all 🙏😊

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Squares

i took some daphne cuttings last year and one is flowering.... YES!

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richard.spicer.7906

🤗👏🏼👏🏼 yay! It’s great when cuttings are successful @Squares

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