Your instructions for getting cuttings from the holly mention 2 cuttings. First, make a cutting just below a union bud, then another cut 3/4 inches above the bud. This puzzles me. I assume the first cut was to remove the cutting from the bush. Does the second cut mean to remove a 3/4 inch piece from the end of the cutting or does it mean a partial cut, rather than a cut completely through the stem - which would remove a section of the stem, just to injure the stem to encourage the rooting?