Rose questions (not deep enough and taking cuttings)
Hi, I recently spend about £20 on a thorn less rose from David Austin . It was planted in April and is growing quote well with flowers. However two things if someone can help.
1. Due to the space where it was going there was only a certain depth I could go to. There was some concrete stopping me from going down (concrete was only in a very small section so roots can still grow sideways). I wish it was different but there is nothing I can do re the space where it is.. Anyway so the graft joint is just about level with soil while it should be under the soil. So on one corner I have an extra stem growing which seems to be different than rest of the plant . I don't know the name of this symptom (it was in one of the gardenersworld programmes but I can't find it). So does this stem harm the plant? Should I keep cutting it?
2. I want to take some cuttings from this rose. It is apparently recommended to do this in September. If so, can I leave the cuttings outside all winter or they need to be kept indoors? Can I take cuttings now or better to wait?
Many thanks for reading this long post...