This might seem like a strange question but I am new to growing cuttings from my bonsai. I bought myself a couple of plastic propagators and a few weeks ago and I have attempted to grow I set of cuttings in one of them. Initially I placed a mixture of elm and maple cuttings in the propagator and then placed the propagator outside in the garden. After a few weeks the cuttings and the leaves have dried up. Now have have kept them watered so I am wondering if the issue has to do with direct sunlight.
The propagators come with a clear plastic lid that I thought would act as a barrier to the sunlight. Would this be the case? I have tried again with the a different set of cuttings but this time growing them in the shed with and using the shed window as well as the propagator lid.
I would really like some advice on how to go about growing them.