28/05/19 - cataloguing propagation updates - Salix alba var. vitellina 'Britzensis' , quite a lovely coloured Salix in winter. Hardwood cuttings, salix is quite easy to root, 5 out of 5 taken. Snipped of all side shoots to leave one leader on each.
Thanks QT 😊🙏🏼 - apologies for late reply, currently in study mode at moment. So many different techniques for propagating plants, it has been fascinating learning about many of them and putting it into practice @QT
@cyndi 😊🙏🏼 so easy to do Salix though to be fair, I would have been quite disappointed if it hadn’t of worked. Not all my grafts have worked unfortunately but it was a exceptionally warm start to spring and I think they started growing before they had fully fused. You win some you lose some 🙃
Hi Chris, I haven’t tried rose cuttings specifically yet, but I understand semi ripe cuttings are a good cutting to take. I’ve certainly grafted some roses and will be doing more this week and next - have you tried rose cuttings? @cfsimmons
Great job Chris 👏🏼😊 sounds like it was a success, I’ll certainly try maybe later this year. Have already taken a number of other cuttings with success, penstemon, fuchsia, pelargonium, plectranthus, hydrangea. Helenium has a hollow stem so normal cuttings will not work and will just die. You’ll need to take basal stem cuttings and when they are young - those shoots at the very base of the plant, just as they emerge from soil, as these are not hollow and therefore should root ok @cfsimmons