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Courtesy of Andrew from Dolton
In the U.K. the beginning of October is a good time to try and strike some rose cuttings. I make up a compost of sharp grit and sand with a little compost too. I bury two thirds of the cuttings around the edge of the pot in this medium. 6 litre David Austin pots are very good for this purpose. Then place in a sheltered sunny place for the winter. By mid-April the cuttings should start to produce shoots and leaves. I gently tip them out and any that have started to root or formed a reasonable callous I pot up individually in homemade compost. Some will be ready to plant out by July, others can wait until the following spring. I find this way prevents a lot of root damage the cuttings would get if they were struck in the ground. It works well for Hydrangeas too. My garden, 18/10/18.
Uploaded 18 OCT
Courtesy of Jean Marion
Planted cutting inside a gallon size baggie.
Uploaded 31 MAY 15
Courtesy of Andrew from Dolton
In the U.K. the beginning of October is a good time to try and strike some rose cuttings. I make up a compost of sharp grit and sand with a little compost too. I bury two thirds of the cuttings around the edge of the pot in this medium. 6 litre David Austin pots are very good for this purpose. Then place in a sheltered sunny place for the winter. By mid-April the cuttings should start to produce shoots and leaves. I gently tip them out and any that have started to root or formed a reasonable callous I pot up individually in homemade compost. Some will be ready to plant out by July, others can wait until the following spring. I find this way prevents a lot of root damage the cuttings would get if they were struck in the ground. It works well for Hydrangeas too. My garden, 18/10/18.
Uploaded 18 OCT
Courtesy of Jean Marion
Uploaded 31 MAY 15
Courtesy of Jean Marion
Cutting with bottom shaved with razor blade before dipping it in the Rhizopon AA #3 dry powder rooting hormone and then placing it in the soil.
Uploaded 1 JUN 15
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Courtesy of Cass
This is the size cutting that works most often for me. Notice that the "cutting" was "slipped" off of the plant, meaning torn off gently, rather than cut. This same kind of cutting can be removed using secateurs. Notice also that there are enough bud eyes to place 3 under the soil, 3 above the soil.
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Courtesy of Jean Marion
Planted cutting inside of a small pot covered with a soda bottle.
Uploaded 1 JUN 15
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