Sonntag, 12. März 2017

Rooted rose cuttings update

Dear readers,
As some of you might remember, last year I have tried myself in rooting rose cuttings. After rooting I planted the roses into larger containers and then just let them outside all winter, unprotected. This winter was unusually cold in Vienna and I thus wasn´t sure if they would survive. Luckily, except of three very small cuttings which turned brown, all the other roses seem to be doing quite well and have even spread new shoots.    
I am very happy about the result and gave them some fertiliser today. I so far don´t have experience with caring for rose cuttings, and therefore hope they will be happy about the fertiliser and will continue to thrive. I also hope that at least some of them will bloom for me this year. I don´t know which cutting is which variety. So it will be quite a surprise to see them blooming for the first time. Since some rose cuttings are quite big now, I think the chances seem good that I can enjoy some blooms this year. Here the link to my post on how I rooted the rose cuttings last year
https://thevictoriangardener.blogspot.co.at/2016/06/rose-cuttings.html                                                                 
                                                    









fresh shoots


My small "rose nursery": all of these roses are from cuttings I rooted last year. 
I also took some hydrangea cuttings last year- These I rooted the same way I rooted the rose cuttings. As the roses, they were left  outside in the winter and are spreading new shoots already. 

                    
                                                             I wish you a sunny week!                                                  

                                                                        Best wishes,
                                                                              Lisa

Kommentare:

  1. Dear Lisa, I think you have been extremly successful in rooting roses, congratulations! I would have been very worried to leave the very young cutting unprotected outside over the unusual cold winter that you were having but your cuttings look happy and healthy and obviously are starting to leave out now. I believe fertilizing them at this time is the right thing to do. Even though I don't have made rose cuttings myself I normally buy rose bands from nurseries, which are sometimes as tiny as your cuttings. I have good experience with fertilizing them with fish emulsion first and later when they are a little bigger with an organic rose fertilizer. I am sure that your cuttings will bloom for you this year and I can't wait to see their first flowers. It must be such a satisfying feeling for you to nurse these baby roses into beautiful mature rose bushes.
    Oh and before I forget that hydrangea cutting looks very good as well!
    Warm regards,
    Christina

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    1. Dear Christina,
      thank you a lot for your nice comment! I felt a bit worried about them, but the only other option would have been to take them inside somewhere and then I would´t have been sure how much to water them. I read that rose cuttings are as hardy as mature roses and luckily this seems to be true. I haven´t heard about fertilising with fish emulsion, so thanks for the tip! I fertilized them with rose fertiliser, which I also use for my other roses. Hopefully it is not too much for the tiny roses. It is indeed lovely seeing them thrive. I am so excited about their first blooms! Regarding the hydrangea cuttings, I was really surprised how easy it was. They seem to root very easily. With the roses it was a bit more difficult as many of them rotted before developing any roots.
      Best wishes,
      Lisa

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  2. Dear lisa, very good! Your roses look great. After the cold winter they certainly will survive the summer and maybe some flowers for you as a reward! Enjoy the spring, here is has arrived. Groetjes Hetty

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    1. Dear Hetty,
      thank you a lot! Here, spring has arrived as well! I wish you a lovely spring too! I am really looking forward to seeing some pictures of your garden in spring. I am sure it will look great with all the bulbs you planted.
      Best wishes,
      Lisa

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