Cuttings: semi-ripe

Semi-ripe cuttings are an easy way to propagate a wide range of hardy climbers, herbs, ground-cover plants, shrubs and trees – especially evergreens – without the need of special equipment or skills.

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Taking a semi-ripe cutting. Credit:Tim Sandall/RHS The Garden.

Quick facts

Suitable for: A range of hardy climbers, herbs, groundcover, shrubs and trees
Timing: Late summer to early autumn
Difficulty: Easy

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