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Gardening activities: Level 2: Taking hardwood cuttings

taking hardwood cuttings
Benefits:

  • helps strengthen grip
  • helps retain hand and eye co-ordination
  • helps maintain standing or sitting balance

You will need:

  • plants
  • secateurs
  • large pot
  • compost
  • watering can, label and pen



choose a stem  

 

Choose a stem that is pencil thickness and at least 30cm long

 

cut the stem off above a bud  

 

Cut the stem off above a bud.  Remove any leaves if necessary

 

make a flat cut  

 

Make a flat cut at the bottom of the cutting, just below a bud

 

make a sloping cut  

Make a sloping cut at the top of the cutting, above a bud

 

fill pot with compost  

 

Fill large pot with cuttings compost

 

Push cutting into compost  

 

Push cutting into compost

 

water and label  



Water and label