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New rose cuttings shooting

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New rose cuttings shooting

This one is New Dawn , you can just see it



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O Well Done Amy :) Thats Fantastic :)x

27 Jan, 2009

 

Great Amy.

27 Jan, 2009

 

Well done you, I've never had any luck trying to do this!

27 Jan, 2009

 

Fabulous job Amy. Roses are hard to grow from cuttings. Did you root this outside?
I'm trying an experiment. Usually I root rose cuttings indoors but at the end of last summer I stuck one in the ground and covered it with a milk jug with the end cut off. By autumn, the cutting was still green and looked OK so I just left it covered with the milk jug. Now the trick in the spring is to see if it got killed off by the freezing temperatures or not. I can't see it right now as the snow is still covering everything. It was a cutting of David Austin's Gertrude Jekyll. Keep your fingers crossed. :o)

27 Jan, 2009

 

Amazing Amy.....well done!

27 Jan, 2009

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Amy
 

Gilli I always leave mine outside they dont mind the cold almost all the roses in my garden have been taken from cuttings , I cant walk past a rose in september without breaking a piece off if its growing over the fence . I dig a trenchabout6inches deep , put a sprinkle of sand in the bottom , cut the rose into lengths about as thick as a pencil with 4 buds cut just below the bottom one.. a sloped cut above the top one ., so that you know which is top and bottom .. put in the trench with the top two buds showing , leave the top two sets of leaves on , each cutting will be about 6-8 inches long only use nice new growth .. stamp the ground down hard and again in the spring after frosts if the ground has loosened ,and as you can see from mine they are shooting now ..
You wont be able to try this untill next September .... :o)

27 Jan, 2009

amy
Amy
 

Sorry Gilli I had forgotten that you are in Canada so the timing in September is proberly all wrong for you . well whenever your Autumn is ...:o)

27 Jan, 2009

 

My fingers are crossed for your cutting - but please let me know as soon as possible if its OK because its very difficult to do anything with fingers in that position!

27 Jan, 2009

 

Amy, our Autumn starts in September but we seem to have a faster transition between summer and winter. Also the winters are so cold that unless the cutting has time to send roots down deep, the frost will kill it off. I think it would almost be better for me to start them in the ground in the spring.
Gee I will put on my snowshoes and trek out into the wintery wilds tomorrow and have a look to see if I can see the top of the milk jug. If I can see it, I can take the lid off and have a look inside. I will do it ASAP as I don't want your fingers to permanently stay in the crossed position. LOL.

28 Jan, 2009

 

Thanks Amy, I'll give this a go this year

28 Jan, 2009

amy
Amy
 

Good luck Andrea ;o)

28 Jan, 2009

 

Great Amy just love New Dawn, cant`wait to se the first buds!

28 Jan, 2009

 

No luck, Gee....I was out looking for the top of the milk jug but couldn't find it anywhere. There seems to be over a foot of snow still out there so I will have to wait for a while yet.......You may as well uncross your fingers and maybe cross them again when the snow starts to disappear. LOL

28 Jan, 2009

amy
Amy
 

Bad luck Gilli , i,m sure it will be alright , Did you have your snow suit on i,ll bet you were freezing when you came back in ... :o)

28 Jan, 2009

 

Surprisingly, Amy, its not all that cold today. I think its only about - 4C so I didn't freeze too much. I did make a nice hot cuppa when I got back inside. My fingers were cold. LOL

I didn't think the snow was still so deep though. I had on my snow boots which reach my knees and it was over the tops in most of the garden. So that would make it over a foot deep. I am more than ready to see the back of it. It will probably be here another month at least. :o(

28 Jan, 2009

 

I have done this as well Amy...it works well with Rhodies here too and any woody type shrub..it is so much fun to watch these grow and develope. I have had to do mine inside as well
gilli...I like the idea of her trench though..very interesting..could we give it a go in a greenhouse like that I wonder..or a cold frame?

28 Jan, 2009



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