There are other ways to strike cuttings, using hormone powder or you can even make a "tea" from willow bark, but I don't bother, just cut, trim and in the ground in a very shady spot, not trays. Always take lots of cuttings, as some will die, but the main thing I do is not be too precious about it, just go for it and see what happens.
A lot of the cuttings brown off and don't look very healthy, but they come away eventually, it's all about forming a root structure, the top come later,here's where you have to be patient.
Buxus Cuttings Tutorial
Published June 11th, 2013 8:32 PM
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Michelle W on Mar 25, 2014Hi Therese, Gardeners are a generous lot, so maybe you might find someone who is trimmings there hedges and would give you some of the trimmings. All my hedges started this way and I also bought two plants and once they were established I let them grow without any trimming, so that I could take cuttings. Happy gardening.