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Cuttings from cut flowers

Post 1


The Carnation trick also works with Chrysanths - but best to root them in pots rather than in the open garden (especially if you have clay soil, like me). For all cuttings, I use ordinary potting compost mixed with a little sharp sand - and I've given up using hormone rooting powder because I experimented to see what difference it made to the success rate, and found there was nothing in it. (And yes, it was fresh HRP - reason I experimented in the first place was feeling fed up with having to throw away a nearly-full pot and buy new each year!)

If anyone has any other hints on how to get plants for free, I'd love to hear them!

Cuttings from cut flowers

Post 2


There are plenty of flowers for free, just lying about all over churchyards, I find the best time to get them is about 20 minutes after a funeral...after all the dead have no use for them.
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