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rooted rose cuttings

GrajeanGrajean Posts: 350
I took several cuttings last year and now lots of roots coming through bottom of pot. The cuttings are really healthy, lots of leaves. When can I plant these out?

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  • TheveggardenerTheveggardener Posts: 1,057
    I took loads last year and mine also came through the bottom of the pot. I carefully took them out and separated them then put them into separate post of fresh compost. I found that although the roots were coming out of the plant pot bottom they really didn't have enough to be put out side. I will leave them until autumn then plant them out as the roots should be good and the plant hardened off. Others might have a different opinion.
  • Guernsey Donkey2Guernsey Donkey2 Posts: 6,713
    I agree with you Dee73, that is what I did with mine.  The cuttings rooted, I potted them on and planted out in the Autumn when they have a much better chance of growing on to make good plants, if you plant them out now, they may have a hot dry summer to contend with and will probably not survive.
  • AlchemistAlchemist Self IsolationPosts: 262
    I do as suggested above but leave them in pots a year longer. I keep potting my roses up for 2 springs and plant it out on the 2nd autumn. I find this way, they take off straight away. By the time I plant out it’s usually in a 3 or 4 litre pot. 
  • TheveggardenerTheveggardener Posts: 1,057
    Space.
  • robiwanrobiwan Posts: 206
    I took cuttings 50 maybe and they all died  :/
  • Guernsey Donkey2Guernsey Donkey2 Posts: 6,713
    I grow some of my cuttings to sell, which is why I pot them up after a year in the outside soil trench Imp Gardener.  However I would pop them into their forever space if I was so well organized. At least keeping all my cuttings together means I can water them all in one fell swoop rather than trying to remember where I have put each individual cuttings.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,891
    robiwan said:
    I took cuttings 50 maybe and they all died  :/
    What did you do? Maybe we can help you do some more. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • I’m trying rose cuttings for the first time this year - I’m putting direct in the ground but covering with a glass (at least initially) to keep humidity up....hoping it works!
  • AlchemistAlchemist Self IsolationPosts: 262
    I usually stick it in the ground while pruning in autumn and pot it up in summer with the intention of giving them to friends and neighbours. In ground that would be a problem as my entire garden is probably one of Monty’s border and space is at premium. 
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