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My cuttings are about 6" now and are developing buds. Do i remove these to encourage growth?



It depends what they are,Francesy,but it is usual practice to nip them out,especially the centre ones..if you want them to bush out..

30 Mar, 2012


on what. and no.

30 Mar, 2012


A bit abrupt,Kennyboy...would you care to elaborate ?
Welcome to GoY,Francesy..please let us know what plants you have,and we will try to help ...are they summer bedding ?

30 Mar, 2012


Yes abrupt KB

Hello and welcome to goy Francesy

Got us wondering which cuttings you are growing .

Could it be fuchsias .

Can you post us some photos please?

31 Mar, 2012


As others have said it does depend on what they are.

Generally I wouldn't remove buds on stems but many plants/shrubs do benefit from trimming of their stems to encourage a bushier habit

31 Mar, 2012

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