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Next step for rose cuttings

Posted: 18/06/2015 at 16:05

Cheers Edd - will use a cotton bud, if I jet it, the whole thing might snap as its quite soft.

Next step for rose cuttings

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 18:19

Have been out to see them and there a few greenfly which i squashed but there is also on a stem something that looks like spit, like a white foam....I guess its some creatures eggs but what? Should I leave them in case they are greenfly enemies or shall I get a cotton buds and wipe them off - they may be more bad guys....

Next step for rose cuttings

Posted: 17/06/2015 at 08:35

Oops I got that back to front, I have them a good drink first then planted them out....Just hope they are ok. I feel like a mother sending her kids to school for the first time ha ha.....If they dont thrive I can always move them back into single containers. I have grown plants from cuttings, all kinds of things and had a lot of success but these 3 little roses are just so precious.

Next step for rose cuttings

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 13:23

Thanks so much to everyone who has offered advice - much appreciated and taken. I have given them a good watering and am ready to put into the trough. My late mam would be chuffed to bits to know her precious roses are living on in the form of cuttings

 

Next step for rose cuttings

Posted: 16/06/2015 at 10:46

Hi peeps - I have now got a large arched trellis fixed to the coal shed wall to hide the ugly checker plate behind it, Steve has made a large trough using some unwanted batons ( he is a builder ) and today I will be putting my 3 roses in. My question is, should I leave the roses in their pots and plant the pots into the trough ( the roots should come out of the pot in search for nutrients I guess ) or remove the pots and put them straight in. I ask because they might not like it there and it would be less stressful if I have to move them, if I can just lift the pots thus keeping the main roots intact. I feel like a mother about to send her kids to school for the first time. Thanks in advance for any advice xx

Next step for rose cuttings

Posted: 09/06/2015 at 07:49

Thanks for the obelisk idea, I had not thought of that - I dont have any walls as such  to train them up so would prefer them in pots round the back. The only bit of wall I have is where my mams Acer lives.  I took all her plants when she died as nobody else wanted them. I have a Hebe and some strange silver foliage thing with yellow flowers both in pots, that me and my brother used to use as goal posts in the late 60's. Mam never fed anything and they only got watered if it rained or if someone was passing and could do it or her !

Yarrow2, just bite the bullet and have a go. I took my advice from a lady on You Tube as her video was easy to follow, in focus etc.....then I found this place. I will keep you all posted on the cuttings xxx

Next step for rose cuttings

Posted: 07/06/2015 at 22:17

The original rose was about 40 years old. It lived in a tiny area of soil which was about 2 ft by 4 ft in her backyard. It was pruned willy nilly each year by whoever could be bothered, and lashed to various nails sticking out of the wall to keep it supported as it grew. After mam died I only had a short to get some cuttings before the house was sold, so these 3  cuttings are very special to me. She always said it was a rose bush, not a rambler or anything, and should never have got that high. I dont have a wall or anything for mine to train / climb up so will have to try restrict their growth so they can live in containers. Mams original rose can be seen here in 2011.....more or less on a level with the flat roof of her kitchen. Thanks to you all for your encouragement and advice.

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/80901.jpg?width=284&height=350&mode=max

 

 

Next step for rose cuttings

Posted: 07/06/2015 at 19:15

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/80840.jpg?width=219&height=350&mode=max

Sorry I dont know how to turn it round...all 3 are about this height, someone suggested sniping the top off to encourage sprouts lower down but that sounded wrong !  Someone else said if I pot them into something too big they will die of shock.....I gave them all some coffee grounds about 3 weeks ago and got a growth spurt. As you can see the pot is way too small

 

Next step for rose cuttings

Posted: 07/06/2015 at 16:31

Thanks for that, just one thing,.....how do I prune them, what exactly do I cut off and whereabouts on the plants. xx

Next step for rose cuttings

Posted: 07/06/2015 at 16:11

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/80840.jpg?width=219&height=350&mode=max

Sorry I dont know how to turn it round...all 3 are about this height, someone suggested sniping the top off to encourage sprouts lower down but that sounded wrong !  Someone else said if I pot them into something too big they will die of shock.....I gave them all some coffee grounds about 3 weeks ago and got a growth spurt. As you can see the pot is way too small

 

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