Growing Roses from Cuttings
Growing Roses from Cuttings
We are soon to shift house. Currently we have some favourite roses which we have nurtured over the years. Could we take cuttings from these bushes to replant and establish at our new home?
Are you able to keep and move your prize roses instead, as they are one of the easiest plants to transplant? Perhaps the new owner is keen to retain the roses.
You can grow roses from cuttings easily enough. The rose bushes you buy at garden centres have all been grafted onto a specific root stock that provides longevity and improved health.
To propagate your roses from cuttings, wait until all the leaves have dropped (this may well have happened) and select healthy, strong growing branches. The length of the cutting needs to be about 150mm long with the bottom cut being just below a node and the top cut just above a node. The cuttings can be placed in a large container filled with good quality potting mix up to half their depth. Keep moist without overwatering and any semi-hard wood rooting hormone will increase the chances of your cuttings being successful.
After shoots and roots have appeared in spring, they can either be placed in individual containers to grow before planting, or simply be planted into your new garden. Take a number of cuttings of the varieties you wish to keep to improve the chances of success.
More like this
I have recently started growing a frangipani from a cutting. While it has flowered once, it seems to have come to a bit of a standstill. What should I be doing for it to flourish?
Yellow Gardenia Leaves
My gardenia bush has yellow tips on the leaves. I am not sure whether I am giving it enough water or if it could have something to do with the pH in the soil? Can you offer any advice?
Caring for Peace Lily Plants
About six years ago I was given a peace plant after my wife died. The leaves and stalks now fill the complete container right to the edges. Will it become root-bound? This year it had more than twice the number of flowers than previous years. Will it sulk if I do re-pot it?
Growing Sweet Peas from Seeds
I have trouble growing sweet peas. I soak the seeds lightly on fabric or something porous, and when they appear to be swollen, I plant them in a raised garden which faces east. But little or no joy. Help?
How to Attract Bees Into Your Garden
Summer Gardening Tips
Caring for Sweet Peas
I love sweet peas. What is the best fertiliser when planting and during growth? Would it be best to use liquid feed?
Transplanting Feijoa Trees
We have a 3-year-old feijoa tree and would like to transfer it to another part in our garden. Can you tell us will the tree transplant? What is the best way to do this?
November Gardening Tasks
How to Grow Roses
Some hydrangeas I picked and placed in a vase have started to grow roots and have new leaf buds. Can these be planted into the garden to grow into bushes?