planting golden willow cuttings

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  1. menieta

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    Hi, I have just bought some cuttings from the golden willow but there are no instructions and being a novice I dont want to harm the cuttings by making a mistake. I would like to plant each one separately in large pots as i only have a small garden so dont want to plant them directly into the soil. I would like them to grow to about 4ft. I asked these questions before buying and was told I could do this now in September, and that I would get instructions with the cuttings sadly no instructions, so I am turning to anyone in the forum who could advise on what i must do, it would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Maybe stick them all in a bucket of water, then pot up after roots appear.
     
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    I have been told that if I start them in water the roots could get damaged on planting, to be quite honest I dont even know which end is which.
     
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    Plant before roots get long and hard to handle. Buds and leaves point toward upper end.
     
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    at the moment they are just 12" sticks no leaves or buds, I was told before i bought them that the base would be straight and the top cut at an angle however both ends are the same so I am at a total loss
     

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