Growing Plants from Cuttings

Whenever I see a plant I like I just take a little cutting about 10 cm long with at least 2 eyes on it and stick it in a pot filled with loose soil. I make sure to keep the soil moist at all times.

The chances of rooting of the cutting will depend on the time of the year you take it. For trees and bushes the best time is when they go dormant. So when they wake up in spring they keep on with their natural rhythm of growing, no matter where they are!

For herbs like lavender,rosemary etc. spring is a good time.That’s when they have new growth which can root easily. But from experience, I can say that fall is a good time too. The only thing is that you have to take care of the rooted plants at home or a greenhouse until planting out in spring  .

Sambucus Nigra (Elderberry)


These are a couple of different variety of blackberries.Some of them are the thorny wild ones, some of them are thornless ones that I took during my daily walks around the neighborhood.

They were all looking like pieces of sticks, but now they shot out some leaves!

It’s time to divide them in their own individual pots, because by the color of the leaves it looks like they have a bit of nutrition deficiency.

Argyranthemum frutescens (Marguerite Daisy)

I took some cuttings of semi/hard shoots (woody on the bottom, green on top) which where growing from the bottom of the plant. They quickly grew larger and in a month or so started to flower at the same time as the mother plant. Now they are ready to plant out, but I rather wait for the weather to get a little warmer (it’s snowing now!).

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