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do i take a cutting and put root powder on it and plant it or do i take a cutting an leave it in a bottle of water until it grows roots then plant it ? any tips would be great .

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  • Posted: Sat. 10th July 2010 21:35

Re: what is the best way to clone this?

Reply from Katy Elton

Hi Jon,

Best to put it into some gritty compost. Come autumn you can plant it out into it’s permanent position. You should find success with this – Salix babylonica are quite easy to propagate.

Good luck!
Katy

  • Posted: Tue. 13th July 2010 15:44

Re: Re: what is the best way to clone this?

Reply from Jon.F

thanks for the tip Katy . i went an got some gritty compost and have taken about 50 cuttings hopefully some will grow . fingers crossed my first ever try at propagateing.

  • Posted: Tue. 13th July 2010 20:57

Re: what is the best way to clone this?

Reply from Jon.F

hasnt worked for any of the cuttings i took an put in cube trays. they all have gone black and brown an look dead. i took 2 big 3 foot cuttings and they seem to be ok apart from one is black at the top and its creeping down the stem. i also put 3 cuttings in water an they all have roots now woop woop

  • Posted: Wed. 28th July 2010 21:13