Last week my Mrs picked up a bunch of lovely frilled Dianthus that was on offer in a supermarket. I noticed a few offsets along the stems so removed them and treated them as heal cuttings. i know, wrong time of year amd all that but as these flowers are no longer seasonal and you cannot change that, its best to just give it a try when you see them and do this with a flower that has taken your fancy. I put them in an old pot not really giving them a second thought. The pots had failed old seed in them so I thought I would just fill them. very unprofessional! Well a week later, in an unheated rather scruffy glasshouse in December these cuttings are looking just fine, doubled in size, I know they haven't had time to root yet, but with a generous spraying of potassium bicarbonate solution, my cheat for giving everything a thorough turf out and scrub, they look good. There is even one of the seedlings I had hoped for in one of the pots, Anchusa capensis I think, a much overlooked bedding plant these days. Judge for yourself with the photos.