The cuttings don’t need any special treatment – all they need to take root is well-drained soil in a sheltered border or cold frame. You could even propagate them in a pot.
In your cuttings bed, make a narrow, 10-cm-deep, v-shaped trench. Then insert cuttings (the right way up), spacing them at least 10cm apart.
3. filling soil around the cuttings.
Firm the cuttings gently by hand. The surface level will drop, but make sure that half of the cutting or at least two buds are under the soil surface. The buds above the surface will break leaf in spring.
4. Firming soil around the cuttings
Use your feet to firm the cuttings into the row. This will stop them lifting up when the ground is frozen, and will also reduce any movement, improving rooting. The cuttings will have grown roots by next summer, but leave them in place until September, when you can transplant them to their final growing positions.