I am trying the tourniquet on a little leaf cordia (Cordia parvifolia) and I have inserted a crape myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica) through the middle of a CD. I don't know how they will progress but I will post results when I have them.
Hum, yes now in retrospect I suppose you are right. Well we do live and learn. I will still post the results so we can all see what happened. Thanks for the corrective Chris. It really helps quite a lot to have guidance and correction when it is needed.
One fantastic thing about this particular plant is how easy it roots. when I cut off the top I just stuck it in a small starter pot, dusted it with hormone and it is now growing quite well.