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CraighBCraighB Posts: 752
Well I'm so pleased with myself :) I took a couple of rose cuttings during the summer just for practice really to see if they would take (I have done this successfully before).

Well up until a few days ago I thought they were dead as they had gone brown on the top. I went to throw them in the bin earlier today and found this shoot coming from one of them! I'm always amazed when these things just start to grow and seems strange that in a few years time this should be quite a good size shrub!


  • TenNTenN Posts: 184
    A good reward for your patience. Hope it becomes a beauty.
  • FireFire Posts: 18,019
    Congrats. I have never managed it.
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,348
    Good stuff @CraighB. Always satisfying when you grow something, whether it's a seed or a cutting, and it works and thrives  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,818
    That looks good and very satisfying for you. 

    I took rose cuttings earlier this year too but between storm Miguel and then the seering heatwave and drought they got blown out and dried out.  Going to try again in a week or two and this time in the ground, not pots.
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • CraighBCraighB Posts: 752
    Yea I saw Monty do his in the ground but as I had success in pots before I tried this method again.

    Hopefully you will have better luck with yours later in the year :)
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 11,940
    Congrats @CraighB - Mine all died on me! Deeply envious.
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
  • CraighBCraighB Posts: 752
    I did some before this lot and they died too Lizzie. I think you just have to be a bit lucky sometimes with them.

    I did everything the same aswell.
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,818
    edited October 2019
    When we were moving form our Belgian garden 3 years ago I realised I didn't want to leave all the roses behind that were in the ground.  I dug up and potted an offspring of my huge Kiftsgate and that is doing well in teh ground now.  I took cuttings of others, just quickly ramming pencil size cuttings into some clay pots.

    Needless to say, many failed but Queen of Sweden gave me 3 babies and I think I have  Teasing Georgia and one other.  Needless to say also that the indelible pen I used on the pots wasn't so I'm guessing at TG and waiting for the third and waiting for it to flower and reveal itself.
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Last Friday on the GW programme Monty mentioned that right now is a perfect time to take rose cuttings. So I too will be taking cuttings off the roses I have in the garden. Mainly as a precaution should something happen to my roses as they seem very old and I don’t know their names, so wouldn’t be able to just go and buy a replacement. 
    So it’s great to read everybody’s success stories.
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