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    Spurred on by SP's question about thyme, I've just taken some thyme cuttings, much as you describe, Ocelot, though they won't be sprayed each day. I'm too lazy for that so I've covered the pots with a propagator lid.
    Found a variegated thyme in a pot so I've taken some of those too.

    Blackcurrant bush cuttings root easily in a bucket of water. I've grown Pineapple sage (Salvia elegans) that way too - one of my favourite smelly plants.
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    I might have to add mint splitting and thyme cuttings to my to do list tomorrow .
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    I think I'll take some Salvia Elegans cuttings in water, now you mention it, Veggie Chicken. Never tried it before. They don't always last the winter for me, even in the house on a sunny window. I always call it Tangerine Sage, although I think Pineapple and Tangerine are synonyms.

    I just put some Perovskia cuttings on last week. Let's see how they do!
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    Now you've mentioned it, Ocelot, I'm going to start some too.
    My original one was 4-5' high and I loved walking past it. Unfortunately, I gave it a severe haircut and it didn't recover.
    Fortunately, I'd started another one in the garden last year and it has plenty of shoots. It'll have a few less in about 10 minutes.


    EDIT - Done
    Shall I root some for you SP?
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    Quote Originally Posted by veggiechicken View Post
    Now you've mentioned it, Ocelot, I'm going to start some too.
    My original one was 4-5' high and I loved walking past it. Unfortunately, I gave it a severe haircut and it didn't recover.
    Fortunately, I'd started another one in the garden last year and it has plenty of shoots. It'll have a few less in about 10 minutes.


    EDIT - Done
    Shall I root some for you SP?
    Give me a minute. I have to go google. Find out what the flipping heck you're both on about

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    You put a link to tangerine sage on the 100 packets of seed thread!!
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    Ok , I know what you're on about now .
    Thanks for the offer VC but I have a big one of those in my front garden . I love the flowers on it. Do you actually use it for culinary stuff ?
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    Nope - just for the smell - though I'm sure it must have some use!
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