Posted: 17/10/2017 at 18:39
I do exactly the same as Dove Except that i put them in the ground.
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I put them in the ground ... in a slit trench ... didn't explain it very well did I
I meant scroll down to this bit ...
"Growing a rose cutting in the ground
1. Rose cuttings can also be grown in the ground which is also very easy to do. Simply dig a trench around 20cm deep and put a layer of grit sand in the bottom of the trench which is 2-3cm deep.
2. Now take the rose cutting (as described above) ensuring you have a straight healthy cutting approximately 25-30cm (12inch) long. Remove the thorns from the lower half of the cutting, some gardeners even say to put a couple of small slits into the side of the bottom of the rose to help stimulate root growth.
3. Dip the cutting into rooting powder and insert the cutting approximately 15cm apart into the sand so they stand upright with around two thirds of the cutting under the ground. Firm around the base before filling the trench back in with soil and firming again around the rose cutting.
4. Keep watered during drier periods and by spring they should show signs of new growth. They may be ready for transplanting in spring but may be worth waiting until late October before transplanting them into pots or into the final position in the garden."
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