This post really has sprung from a very limited budget and little gardening skills, although they are increasing.
I decided I want to plant a lot of flowering shrubs for my happily flower obsessed daughter.
But with Camelia, lavender and Gardenia plants about $30 a pot we would have trouble filling much of the acreage with these, well we'd have trouble filling a meter squared with the current budget left over for landscaping.
So what to do?
Grow from seed?? Well I looked, lavender takes 26 weeks to sprout!!!
Plus it seemed another lifetime to look mature. Similiarly the Gardenia and Camellia were ruled out.
So next plan?
Well we have some camellias that haven't done particularly well in the spot we planted them so I dug them out and potted them. They seem much happier in there pots. So I took some cuttings of them and potted those. They have now taken root. So we have 5 Camellia plants to take, and maybe as these mature I might get some more cuttings.
I have done the same with our lavender, but it is not doing so well. So am trying a different method of placing them in a small amount of water until the roots appear.
On the entry road to our block we also have an abundance of healthy Gardenias, some rosemary and yellow daisies. So I thought it was reasonable to take some cuttings of these, that's ok right?????
Now I have potted 5 Gardenia cuttings too. Not sure if they will take but we can definitely take more without affecting the plants.
What do you grow well from cuttings, or simply can't kill in your garden??
Sorry no pictures, camera is flat.