Over the past few weeks I have given some remote advice to my esteemed clients. There have been a few phone calls, a couple of WhatsAps, some dodgy “is this a weed?” pictures and the like. Today I received the above photo from Nancy Nightingale with the caption “Is this the done thing?”.
Like you I hope, it made me smile, chuckle even. I replied encouragingly “you never know it might work”, because although unlikely, it just might. I have used a similar method myself in the past, albeit in slightly different circumstances. A snapped twig or stem has been bound using electrical tape because, for some bizarre reason that even I don’t understand, that was all I had at hand at the time. And there were many successes with this method. After all professionals grafters, propagating roses, fruit trees or perhaps vines, use grafting tape to secure their creations until the scion and roots bind together. Posh sticky tape.
Then I messaged “but you could just chop the leaf off, it will grow another one.” Possibly the best option. Ten out of ten for ingenuity though.