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Gardening Course: How To Grow Your Own Trees and Hedging Plants


  • Date: Saturday October 27th 2012
  • Time: 10.30 – 1.00 pm
  • Cost: €25 per person, paid on the day
  • Numbers: Minimum 6 – Max 10 people
  • Booking: essential, for numbers
  • Location: Dublin. Near enough to the airport. See ‘what’s the story’ below

Booking and further information:

  • email – – recommended
  • phone – 0876594688 – not a problem if you want to call
  • facebook – DoneganLandscaping
  • twitter – @DoneganGardens
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How To: Grow Your Own Trees – Hardwood Cuttings

hardwood cutting

This may sound like the ultimate cliché, but growing your own trees, couldn’t be easier.

The video may explain how to take a hardwood cutting [and also the why] that little bit better than the diagram/ image above.

Keeping it on a simple level – don’t be afraid to have a go – that’s what gardening is all about.

And of course any problems or queries simply leave a comment below or drop me a line via

The points above note:

  • cut made @ 65 degree angle above node
  • stem roughly clean
  • disease free stems
  • cut made straight/ flat below node

And also:

  • stems 12 inches long
  • 3 inches above sand
  • 9 inches below sand