Cutting the stem to lengths

How to take cuttings from climbing roses

Follow these easy steps to taking summer cuttings from climbing and rambling roses.

By taking cuttings, you can cover the walls and trellises of your garden with masses of colourful blooms for free.

The steps shown in this guide can be used on both climbing and rambling roses. The best time to take these cuttings is in July and August, when the wood of the stems is flexible but firm – also known as ‘semi-ripe’.

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