If there are particular trees, shrubs, climbers, fruit bushes or roses that you love in your garden and you’re looking to grow more, the easiest way to do this is to take hardwood cuttings. Propagating is especially useful when you need a large number of the same plant – hedges are a perfect example of how hardwood cuttings are used. It’s best to take hardwood cuttings from autumn as the leaves start to fall from the mother plant (the plant you’ll be taking the cuttings from), that way the cuttings have chance to root through the winter, ready for planting out in late spring or early summer.