From summer onwards, you can start gathering seed produced by the plants in your garden.
One of the simplest methods of propagating woody plants is known as layering.
Propagating your own plants from seeds or cuttings is one of the most pleasurable aspects of gardening.
One of the wonderful attributes of rhizomes, corms and tubers is that they are successful self-propagators.
Some bulbs produce offsets that can be detached and grown on to flowering size.
Lilies are much more diverse than other bulbs, some being adapted to sun, shade, acid or alkaline soils.
Perennials are relatively easy to propagate.
Buying young plants from mail order catalogues is an increasingly popular way of starting a collection.
Most trees and shrubs can easily be raised from cuttings, which may be taken virtually throughout the year.
Daffodil bulbs will remain intact at the end of season and produce offsets which are capable of growing flowering stems.
Currants, gooseberries, blueberries and grape vines are usually increased by taking hardwood cuttings.
Many herbs are easy to grow from seed.
Many plants can be propagated by cuttings – taken usually from the stems, but sometimes also from the roots or leaves.