I started this post a couple days ago but lost power and apparently lost the partially completed post. I’m kinda baffled as WP does an auto-backup and there should have been a draft . . . ?
I wanted to share the wilted waffle with you . . . now that it’s recovered. I think this is a salutary lesson. If planting bare root or cuttings, as long as it hasn’t dried out which really signifies “dead plant”, give it time. I’ve got about a dozen cuttings in the wall which were whacked off the parent plant and stuck in the wall. So far I’ve got some wilting but no death.
The second point I want to make is . . . if you CAN provide warmed water to your wall you’ll get better growth. During the summer and once I started running a heater in the water, plant growth increased and blooming increased.