Watching Monty Don in latest episode, he said that he took rose cuttings. I have always been told that roses need a root stock and cannot be properly cloned by taking cuttings?Monty did not mention any root stock or grafting???Z
I took cuttings of some of my roses before we moved at the end of September '16. Jammed pencil thick stems into compost in terracotta pots and wrote the name on each pot. Several have succeeded but some failed completely. Needless to say the indelible ink washed off...........but I recognise 3 as being baby Queen of Sweden as they've been flowering all summer. Will have to wait to see what the others are.