Anyone who has ever rooted cuttings will know how happy this has made me. But more so. And also somewhat surprised.
I was a little slow off the mark to propagate Bidens aurea ‘Hannay’s Lemon Drop’. This 1m high beauty has had a tough year. Out of necessity it had to be moved mid season. A new fence was being erected to prevent the pygmy goats getting their heads stuck through the gaps again. I am still having nightmares about the last time this happened. They might be little, but they are very strong. Wire cutters were involved. Anyway I digress. At the same time as smaller gauge fencing was installed the boundary was amended.
Moving a plant in July is not ideal treatment, but to add insult to injury its new home was to be the compacted, subsoil replete, inhospitable, Larch Tree bed. After a chop back, lots of compost and sweet words sung, it has romped away. Enough to spare a few cuttings. Which have made this amount of root in two weeks. I may have been forgiven. I am very happy.