Re Leylandii - someone on GQT said it was a good servant but a bad(?) master, we have some as a windbreak for the fruit patch, about 8-9ft high, makes a wonderful sun trap, you can see other trees blowing about but you can be in tee-shirts and still warm. Does need keeping under control though.
willow rooting liquid sounds interesting, made a note and I will be trying that.
Has anyone started plums off from their stones? I have a few named varieties but thought it would be interesting to try some seedlings
Do all apples root from cuttings or are Bramleys different? I have an apple tree rom a pip which only grows about 7ft tall, but a lovely wide habit, flowers but doesn't fruit, thought if I get a cutting and try it somewhere else it may do better (bit of competition where it is).