My neighbour 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.

My neighbour 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.

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Replace the light bulbs in an old chandelier with inexpensive solar lights. Hang it from a tree branch.

Replace the light bulbs in an old chandelier with inexpensive solar lights. Hang it from a tree branch.

Bird Feeders from Oranges DIY - great project with children

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Make your own Chia Pets.  How fun.  So many different bottle caps available to make so many different options.

Make your own Chia Pets. How fun. So many different bottle caps available to make so many different options.

Electrify the darkest corners of your landscape with shade-loving perennial flowers. Here are some of our top picks for 2014.

The Best New Shade Perennials for 2014

Electrify the darkest corners of your landscape with shade-loving perennial flowers. Here are some of our top picks for 2014.

nice as long as robbers don't use them to break your windows :).  Would be good cemented into a path.

nice as long as robbers don't use them to break your windows :). Would be good cemented into a path.

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