Getting Twiggy with it

Words by Jessica Peace


Hard wood cuttings can be taken from most deciduous plants and what is better than making plant babies or bagging freebies?!


Take your secateurs to your own or knock on your neighbour’s door and get that plant you’ve been eyeing up all summer. Choose a healthy looking stem of about 30cm and ‘pencil’ thickness, and cut diagonally below the node – the knobbly bit. Shove your cutting into the ground, or a container. Hard cuttings are hard knocks so don’t worry about too much protecting or watering just let it do its thang and pull out your baby next autumn.

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