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I saw a rose cutting I took and planted a number of years ago when I visited someone at some flats where I used to work. Looks great and it gave me a little glow of pleasure. When I'm pruning and end up with some pencil-thick healthy looking bits of stems, making them into cuttings is almost irresistable. I think everyone should give it a go. I'm sure there are old varieties which we might otherwise lose.
I have also had inadvertent success with cut roses in a vase, usually when I've cut the rose flower at a stem junction. I find the cut end sometimes forms a callus, and then roots. This is one benefit of being untidy and disorganised... I'm sure most people would have thrown the vase of roses out once the flowers had dropped.
I also have taken many rose cuttings and now they are shooting well.When i come to planting them out,obviously there is no crown to plant to,do i plant them to the ground level they are in the pots please?
To Ex Barnardo Boy, yes thats the best way, ive done the same thing in my garden and they all are growing well, especially a lovely red rambler, which my daughter wanted a cutting of, im wondering if theyre too large to move now though lol, so looks like ive got more than i needed unless she wants to dig for them.
I took rose cuttings about three years ago and they have grown but never flowered as yet. Any ideas on what I can do to encourage my plants to flower this year?
I am interested in your July cuttings. Did you cover them or did you just leave them exposed. I have always had a fear that they would dry out. I even wondered about Monty taking cuttings in September. I did likewise and mosts stuck OK. the earlier I can take them the better, as it leaves more time for them to put out a few roots before winter.
On last week's GW the euphorbia expert said his top tip was NOT to cover euphorbia cuttings.
I am just wondering whether I have been over protective some of the time. Covering cuttings can cause its own problems with fungal infection.