Montag, 19. September 2016

Rose cuttings

Dear readers,
it has been quite a long time since my last blog entry and today I´d like to show you how my rose cuttings have developed since then. Although many cuttings rotted and thus died before developing any roots, I now have quite a number of cuttings that developed roots and grew into small plants. They are about three months old now and I am very proud of them.






Since I repotted them into bigger containers with rose soil, they have been growing vigorously.

                                      Has anyone else tried taking rose cuttings this year?
                                                                      Best wishes,
                                                                            Lisa



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  1. Hi Lisa, I think you had tremendous success growing rose bands from cuttings, congratulations! It must feel wonderful, do be able to propagate all these roses. I wonder though, what you will you do with all the baby roses?
    Even though I consider myself a passionate rose lover, I have never tried to grow roses from cuttings. I find it hard enough to grow the baby bands that I get when I order from online nurseries. I do have quite a bit of losses there...
    Looking forward to seeing your baby bands become more mature and even more exciting seeing them bloom for the first time.
    Warm regards,
    Christina

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    1. Hi Christina,
      thank you for your nice comment! Yeah, I am quite happy about my baby roses! Well, I was thinking the same "What will I do with all these roses?", especially since my garden is very small and already full with roses. However, I am very lucky, because my parents are going to move into a house soon and I will overtake their allotment garden. This second much bigger garden provides me with a lot of space for new plants and thus I will plant some of the roses in my new garden. I will also give some of them to friends or to my mum for her new garden. I would like to leave the roses into their pots till spring before I plant them in the garden. I just hope it won´t be a problem because of the cold in winter, but since I planted them into relatively big containers, I hope they will not freeze to death or so. I heard it is better to leave them in containers for some time before planting them directly into the garden, and I would also like to see them flower before I plant them so that I can choose which roses would fit into which space in the garden (in terms of colour for example).
      I am quite excited about their first bloom and I so hope that they will bloom in spring! It will be very surprising for me because the baby roses aren´t labelled. I took the cuttings at the rose garden at Hermesvilla and the roses there (unfortunately) don´t have any name tags. The only thing I am sure about is that the cuttings are all from old rose varieties.
      You might want to give rose propagation a try. Maybe it works out for you too. You don´t need much for it, so I think it is definitely worth a try. I read that it is also possible to just stick the cuttings into a flowerbed in the garden and let them root there, though I haven´t yet tried it. I am sorry to hear that you lost some of your ordered baby roses. I could imagine that it is more difficult to grow baby roses in your much hotter climate.
      Kind regards,
      Lisa

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