Is December too early to sow roses from seed??
No, I sow mine in autumn They don't need warmth.
They may not germinate for some time but they'll get there eventually
By some time, what sort of time frame is that?
A lot of seeds benefit from sowing in autumn/winter to get a chilling to break dormancy. They germinate when the weather warms up. March maybe, or even later.
I've had them in wet kitchen towel and a plastic bag in the fridge for the last month. Will that speed things up? Although waiting till March is fine
I've never tried that method. I prefer the natural ups and downs of temperature that happen outside. You have to keep and eye on them though, they can germinate in any warm spell. I usually bring them in the cold GH either when they germinate.
Sometimes I bring everything into the cold GH around February, germinated or not, then I can watch carefully for signs of action
Ok cheers, will let you know what happens in three months!!
Which species are you growing John?
I grew rugosa a few years ago, sowed September, germinated October, one or two had a flower by the following August.
Moyesii and rubrifolia took a bit longer
Etolie de Hollande.
I had a google, she looks nice, you could get an interesting mix of plants from her
I certainly hope so, first time trying roses from seed.