The cheapest way to get plants into your garden is to propagate them – making another plant from the one you already have (or a friend already has). This is also the defining arena for who is, and who isn’t, a gardener.

See anyone can throw some plants in the ground and with limited understanding apply enough water, fertiliser and TLC to it that it can grow with some success. But to grow plants from something you already have instead of picking them up at a nursery – now there’s an achievement.

Over the next week or so I thought it would be worth exploring some of the techniques gardeners can employ to propagate their own plants. There’s a wealth of information out there but I like to build a reference that’s quick and easy to get hold.

I found this helpful site (probably more helpful for Americans than us Aussies) but nonetheless helpful at understanding some propagation techniques for your plants.