Hope this is an okay place to ask this.
A relative has recently died and I'd like to take a cutting from the roses in her garden. They travelled here via cutting in the 60s so it's important to us to keep them going.
How should I go about doing a rose cutting? I know one is definitely a Peace rose, though I'm not sure about the other, something similar. I've done some research but all advice says to do it in the autumn and to remove all leaves or leave one at the top. Well, since it's spring there aren't any leaves, but there are a lot of leaf buds and new branches emerging. Should I pull these all off? I am worried if I pull off the new leaves and branches then they won't be able to regrow there.
Furthermore, what sort of soil should I put them in? What sort of environment should I keep them in? How long should I expect to wait before there are any roots? The weather is so changeable at the moment with hot sunny days and cold nights I'm worried wherever I put them they will not enjoy it.
Thank you for any advice you can give.