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Red mapleRed maple Posts: 235
Hello everyone,
Last Autumn I took some cuttings from one of my rose bushes, a lovely mauve one but whose name I don’t know as the label has long since been lost. The mother plant grows quite high, so I keep it pruned to a manageable height.
My question is this - one of the cuttings survived and is thriving really well in its pot, giving out new growth, and I’m wondering when I should plant it in the ground. (I’ve never taken cuttings before). Would I be better leaving it in the pot a little longer, one more season for example, to establish even further or plant out now? It’s about 12” tall with more than a dozen leaves. I’m new to this taking rose cuttings business!
Thank you in anticipation.
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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,589
    I would suggest that you pot it on to a bigger pot with some fresh compost as it will be needing fresh nutrients to keep it growing well and developing a strong root system.    Keep it watered and use occasional added rose or tomato feed as a tonic.   Come autumn, you can then decide if it is big enough to cope with life in your borders or needs to be nurtured and protected for another winter.

    It's what I do with my own rose cuttings but also with newly bought bare root and potted roses as I find it helps them when they finally have to face life in the borders with everything else competing for light, space, nutrients and water.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • TheveggardenerTheveggardener Posts: 1,057
    I agree with Obelixx, I take lots of rose cutting when they have grown well I just leave them somewhere to get on with growing a good root system. When the are big enough I pot them into a larger pot and then either in the autumn or following spring they go into the garden or off to friends. I also cut off any flower buds that might form so the energy goes into growing roots.
  • Red mapleRed maple Posts: 235
    Thank you both for your advice. I did pot it on into a pot that once held a rose from the garden centre,(cleaned first),  giving it a feed and fresh compost a couple of months ago. Do you think I should pot it on into an even bigger pot now. The pot it’s in now is 5.5” Diameter and 7” deep. If so, what size would you suggest?
  • Red mapleRed maple Posts: 235
    Right, I’m assuming no answer means that yes, I should repot, so I’ll do that.  :)
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,403
    Yesterday was a slow day on here ... most of us were out in the garden or watching tennis (or both) ... and we’d really need to see a photo of the plant to advise whether or not it needs potting on ...
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,589
    If you see roots peeking out of the bottom of the pot it's time to pot it on to the next size up and repeat as necessary till it's big enough to go out in the border.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Red mapleRed maple Posts: 235
    Thank thank you both for your responses. Sorry if I sounded a bit abrupt, that wasn't my intention. Hope you enjoyed the tennis and gardening. :)
    Id download a photo if I knew how to do it, I'll have an experiment and see if I can work it out. Thanks again.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,403
    At least it’s drizzling here today so I can watch the tennis with a clear conscience 😇 😆

    To put a photo on here click on the little landscape icon above the text box and follow instructions. If the pic doesn’t appear reducing its size usually does the trick 😊 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,589
    Make sure your photo has been reduced to a passable size as there is a limit here then click on the little rectangle with mountain silhouette and sun in the line of icons above the reply box and choose your photo.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Red mapleRed maple Posts: 235
    It's really warm here now. Right, I'm going to have a go with the photo.
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