I just finished a plant propagation course after 9 months. I have enjoyed learning a wide range of propagation techniques, especially propagation from cuttings. We started with semi-hardwood cuttings from NZ native plants, and then proceeded to softwood cuttings from rosemary and lavender.
Finally we took hardwood cuttings from grapes and hydrangea. After months in the propagation mix it is so cool to see the roots have formed. Here is a grape.
Here is hydrangea.
On another note, yesterday I divided a fabulous autumn raspberry to transplant to our new property.
Raspberry roots and shoots.
I’m also excited that the Black Boy peach stones have germinated after a winter in sand.
I am now busy potting up the grapes and hydrangea.
Meanwhile, out in the orchard we have pears blossoming.
Guavas about to flower.
Apple saplings leafing out.
This apricot is being trained to grow out instead of up.
I also found blackberries growing in the bush.
Exciting times, these!