I don’t know whether I’m doing it properly. I could say that about so much of my life but in this instance I’m talking of cuttings.
I have just spent half an hour in the garden pulling weeds up and cutting back last years stems from the verbena bonariensis and discovered some new shoots, so rather than bin them I’ve cut them out and have put them into water.
In my attempt to be frugal in all aspects of my life (excluding hair, make-up and shoes of course) I had this mad cap idea of growing all my plants form seeds or taking cuttings. An innocent trip to any garden centre to buy a bag of compost, or a ball of twine always ends up as £30 on a couple of plants and a pot or something else that catches my aesthetic eye. This year I will use plain old dirt and just make do and see how it goes.
Because I talk to the natives (old people) I’m sure I will be offered the odd cutting from time to time, and I will gracefully accept as long as it isn’t yellow as (here we go) I have a very narrow colour palette when it comes to things in the garden…………………well everywhere really..........