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By Arlene

Swansea, United Kingdom Gb

Hi There
~ I have been given various holly cuttings and need to get them into soil asap.I have bought what seems to be a very good rooting hormone called Clonex.
I was going to use half sharp sand and half ordinary compost in pots and then cover with large polythene bags unless anyone knows better?
many thanks

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If you've got more than one of each type try half in your mix and the other half simply in sharp sand - in both cases with the rooting powder.

31 Oct, 2009


thanks Moongrower!Would like to get as many growing as possible with a view to a hedge eventually!

31 Oct, 2009


That would look great Arlene... hope they all take for you.

31 Oct, 2009


Thanks Moongrower so do I!

31 Oct, 2009


Hope your cuttings have a heel- they root better if they have.

31 Oct, 2009


~some have~ some haven't ~ it's a done deal now but can get some more if these don't take from a friend.
I am putting 5 6 inch rooted cuttings of back grass on the swaps for five rooted holly cuttings. I have a lot of black grass and can take more if necessary.
I also have a standard which needs a gentle trim next year ~ has had the most berries ever this year since I did a repot earlier in the year~ looking really good but no prickles!

31 Oct, 2009


Agree with MG , if it's a small amount do it the way she is saying. For large amounts 50+, plant in a line in open ground, this applies to all hardwood cuttings. If you require some seedling Holly ready rooted send me your address by PM and I will send some on to you for the cost of the post.

31 Oct, 2009


But watch our for postal strikes!

31 Oct, 2009

How do I say thanks?

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