À la Sainte-Catherine, tout bois prend racine
On Saint Catherine's Day ( 25th November), all wood takes root
I haven't suddenly converted to religion, it's just a saying...
When the plants are not using energy to produce leaves, but the weather is mild and wet, is an ideal time for cuttings.
The sun is out so I snipped and planted a load of cuttings, some nicked from the local church garden.