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forsythia cuttings

Discussion in 'Frequently Asked Questions' started by pattie, Apr 5, 2021.

  1. pattie

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    Hello everyone. I hope the Easter weekend has been an enjoyable one for all at GC.
    I have a question regarding my forsythia. It's around seven feet tall, is now flowering well and, love or hate it, I personally love its colour against a bright blue Spring sky like today.
    A friend passed by my garden the other day, admired its colour and form and wondered if he could have a cutting of it. I am not sure how to go about this, or even think it's the right time of year to take a cutting.
    Could anyone please help me as to how to go about this request and when.
    Much obliged,

    pattie.
     
  2. pete

    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    Many years ago did the old fashioned method of cutting a few ripe pieces off and just sticking them in the ground.
    Used to do the same with privet.

    I have no idea how many rooted, but I have a couple of bushes still now.

    I'd just wait until its finished flowering then take a few prunings and have a go.
     
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      I know that Privet does, because that's what we do. We always make sure we have a supply to hand to fill any gaps in our very old boundary hedging.

      Definitely just go for it .....what's to loose?
       
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        pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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        I can remember, as a child, pushing privet hedge cuttings into the ground and watering them with a milk bottle.
        Strange how some memories just stick.:smile:
         
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        • pattie

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          That's sounds easy enough! I shall do a few cuttings in the way you've suggested.
          Thank you all very much for your help.
          :)
           
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