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Privet hedge cuttings


By Anneh

North Yorkshire, United Kingdom Gb

I have 110' of privet hedging. I was wondering if I could take cuttings from those I have, to fill in the gaps. If so how would I go about it?



Yes, you can take hard-wood cuttings in the winter. You've just missed the best time for soft-wood cuttings, which should be taken in the summer (HAHA - did you have one - I didn't!).

7 Sep, 2008


Thanks for the reply. No there was no summer, just plenty of rain(HAHA) Is it best to root in compost or water?
How long should the cuttings be? Also would it be better to do indoors or in the greenhouse?
Sorry to be a nuisance am new to all this, used to flowers (HAHA)

8 Sep, 2008


snip a few fresh shoots off, 3-5inches , and stick em in a pot with some earth/ potting mixture. i did this last year and it worked,kept them over winter and planted out this spring.a bit unscientific but worth a punt......good luck

8 Sep, 2008


Many thanks Steve. I will give it a go, anything's worth a try. Will keep you posted. Take care and thanks again.

8 Sep, 2008

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