If you want to get new varieties of perennials (eg currant bushes, berries etc...) buy nice presentation pots at the garden center. Take hardwood cuttings for yourself ( say 10 per plant) and give the parent plant away to a good home.
They will be delighted by an interesting variety in a nice pot, you get to increase your own stocks.
This week I pruned a single established red currant bush and managed to stick around 50 cuttings. I also stuck roses, buddleia, forsythia, gooseberry. Hopefully a good proportion will take.
I've bought a nice cultivated primocane blackberry that I'll be planting out and cultivating from, as well as red currant and black currant bushes. I hope to take lots of cuttings and supplement some of the local hedgerows and verges with some gorilla gardening. These won't be gifts but I hope to immediately increase my stocks by cuttings over the winter.
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