Very good article on how to Grow a Shrub from a Cutting. Also gives 37 shrubs that grow well from cuttings, including hydrangea, rugosa roses, japanese maples etc. One thing that I would recommend, in addition to the tips they show, is at the final step making sure you use toothpicks, small twigs etc. to keep plastic away from the leaves, otherwise they can mildew etc.
Regrow roses!!! "My neighbor has a row of roses, which he took as cuttings. I asked how he took them. He simply plunges the cuttings into the ground. But his secret of success is the humble potato! Before planting cuttings, he pushes the bottom end into a small potato, which he believes keeps the cuttings moist as they develop roots. It sounds crazy, but his row of allotment roses is proof it works." (quote from link)
Never Pay For Onions Again: Grow Them Indoors! This page has all sorts of interesting ideas for growing plants indoors. - Must read when I have time. - Click image to find more Gardening Pinterest pins
The newspaper will prevent any grass and weed seeds from germinating, but unlike fabric, it will decompose after about 18 months. By that time, any grass and weed seeds that were present in the soil on planting will be dead. It’s green, it’s cheaper than fabric, and when you decide to remove or redesign the bed later on, you will not have the headache you would with fabric.
Tomatoes need calcium to achieve their full flavor potential, and calcium is often greatly lacking in our soils. 95% of a dry eggshell is calcium carbonate. When planting your tomato plants crush up (to powder) about 4 or 5 egg shells and put them in the bottom of the hole. Then plant your tomato on top. They'll provide calcium and prevent blossom end rot.