Brush the wound with rooting hormone
compound and wedge a matchstick into the cut, then tape a sleeve of polythene around the bottom of the cut, plugging the sleeve with sphagnum moss for the roots to grow into and then seal the top.
Next dip the base of each cutting into a rooting hormone
preparation (your local garden centre will be able to advise you on the most suitable).
You just need to be a little bit organized and have appropriate compost, sharp knives, maybe some rooting hormone
, some clean pots or trays, or even a cold frame.
powder or gel can aid rooting, but is not always necessary.
Remember, take 10 cm cuttings from the new growth, trim off the bottom leaves, dip in rooting hormone
, pop three to four into a pot of potting compost and keep moist.
Though the Fultons occasionally make new plants by pushing hydrangea sticks into garden soil, they get better results when they are a bit more scientific about it and start cuttings in small pots using rooting hormone
Tear off a small shoot with a heel of old wood, dip it in rooting hormone
, and pop it in good quality compost in a 3in pot.
You'll need sharp, clean secateurs, rooting hormone
powder, containers and a free-draining cuttings compost.
Dust the wound with rooting hormone
, press branch into an adjacent shallow hole amended with compost, and cover with 3 inches of soil.
Remember to take 10cm cuttings from the new growth, trim off the bottom leaves, dip in rooting hormone
, then pop three or four into a pot of potting compost and keep moist.
For ivy, snip tip cuttings from the parent plant, dip cut ends in rooting hormone
, and place them in moist potting soil.
Dip the lower end in rooting hormone
and shake off excess.
Dip the stems in rooting hormone
(A)--knock off excess if it's the powdered kind.