Category: Propagation

Dividing Gentian Plants

Gentian Plants have a reputation for being difficult to grow, one possible cause being that different species prefer different combinations of soil and drainĀ­age. Most of the spring-flowering varieties, for example, are tolerant of lime, while all the autumn gentian…

Growing plants from cuttings

Plant cuttings reproduce exactly the parent plant and incidentally keep your garden well stocked at minimal expense. The principle is straightforward enough – to take a leaf, bud, section of stem or piece of root from a living plant and…

Layering: Plant Propagation

Provided that time is of no particular concern -the process can take anything from six weeks to two years – then layering is perhaps the best and surest means of plant propagation. The great advantage of the system over cuttings…