Is it best to cut strawberry runners off the plant andthem in a ?
No. Keep the runners attached to the parent plant so that they can sap energy from it while they form their own. Sink of John Innes No 1 into the earth around each plant to be propagated, and peg the runners into the compost. When the young plants grow away and have increased considerably in size, with plenty of new growth, sever their ‘umbilical cords’. Remove them from their and plant them out about 450 mm (18 in) apart.
I have noticed smallappearing on the of a potted asplenium fern I bought last year. Can these be removed and potted on?
The fern Asplenium bulbiferum does produceon its leaves. To , the whole should be removed and pegged flat on a tray of compost. The plantlets will then establish their own roots and within a couple of months may be detached and potted on.
A largein my garden has some smaller plants growing from it. Can these be removed and rooted, so that I might use them elsewhere to fill a gap?
Yes—sever them from the parent plant and pot them up in containers of sandy compost. Keep them in a warmso that they can establish their own roots, then harden them off before planting them outside.