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Sue G

Rose cuttings

Need advice,

i have a lovely climbing rose, & would like to take some cuttings to grow it in the new house.

Trouble is, i don't really know how to take a cutting correctly and what to do with it to make it grow.

Please make advice simple thanks
Sue

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sam from worthing

Rose Cuttings

can be quite difficult and can be fairly straight forward - i do believe it can depend on rose type.

My mum did this method with one of my grandad's roses and it has worked, but she did take several cuttings - and she was able to give one to my auntie - i was given 2 cuttings, but my soil does not like roses, i think it was a "standard rose bush" rather than climber - but saying that this rose does grow each year to about 8 foot tall, and each year she cuts it back to a bout a foot high.

but this is what she did.

cut lengths of rose stem (new growth, ie this years), about 1ft, strip off some of the lower leaves, cut below a leaf joint,dip in hormone rooting powder (from any garden centre or b & q), and plant up to one third of the stem in a very deep flower pot, with sand and good compost about five to a pot. and stand the pots outside, Mum overwintered in the greenhouse, but a couple she just plonked (in a pot) in the border, and should flower next summer.

September is the ideal time for rose cuttings.

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sam from worthing

rose cuttings

also, forgot to say.

you will need to cut your stem, then slice with really sharp knife on quite a slanty angle (you know like how you cut beg for chinese style cooking - on the diagonal), if that makes sense?

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Sue G

Rose cuttings

Thanks Sam for your help,

sorry i didn't reply before, having trouble with the pc, come onto Delia and i get redirected else where.

Will follow your mum advice and see what happens.

Last year my mother in law said i had killed the roses and i just chopped them back, proved her wrong they grew twice as tall this year.

 
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