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How to grow Roses from cuttings

T CT C Posts: 30

So I have a few different types of rose some varieties I just cut, put in the soil and hey presto I have a new one.

However my Favourite Rose, the one with the biggest flowers and strongest aroma just won't grow.

I don't know the name as it was here when I moved in, but I have attached a picture. Anyone got any ideas on how best to grow this rose from cutting, and when to do so?





  • Lena NLena N Posts: 189

    Hi TC

    I found this guide  helpful and it worked for me image 

    Good luck!

  • GillianBCGillianBC Posts: 121

    I have tried various methods, but the two that seem to work best are a slit in the ground with a propagator lid over (or half a pop-bottle) and in a pot of sand under the greenhouse bench with a plastic bag over the top.  I use hormone rooting powder.


  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,123

    TC the reason that's not flowering properly and well is it isn't trained properly. You've allowed the stems to grow vertically which leads to flowers at the top and nothing below it. Climbers need to be trained laterally or at 45 degrees. You need to take about three of the longer stems and tie them in to the frame, and do it asap. Prune out the weaker growth and keep the laterally trained stems as horizontal as you can. New growth will appear from the lateral stems which will produce flowers. Once you have the frame work don't let growth come out away from the frame, keep it cut back to nothing more than 6 inches. Once you've pruned and trained it, feed it with a rose fertilizer and mulch and water it.

    Oh and catch up with the last edition of GW, on BBC2, Monty Don demonstrated this exact technique perfectly, so it will make it perfectly clear.

  • GillianBCGillianBC Posts: 121

    I visited a national trust garden earlier this month and they had and interesting way of doing climbing roses and clematis in a perennial border without attaching them to the wall.  They had a row of the large metal supports, the sort that are about 4' tall with a half-hoop at the top and they'd then trained the roses and clematis horizontally between them - rather like a row of standards with a long horizontal top.  I might have a go at that myself 

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