Softwood cuttings, leaf cuttings, air-layering
, cane cuttings and division may all be done in spring.
It also takes longer than air-layering
or cutting as grafting needs to start with preparing seedlings of the rootstock, which takes around a year from seed sowing to when seedlings are ready to use.
'But you can also make it from a cutting, air-layering
on a large tree or selecting a plant from the nursery,' he said.
Asexual propagation methods include cutting, budding, grafting and air-layering
Such techniques include cuttings, air-layering
, budding, and grafting.
If the branch will not reach the ground, the method to use is air-layering
. The old way of doing that was to nick the branch and bind compost round it, but it is much quicker and easier with the new Rooter-Pot, which holds compost in position and clips round the branch.