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I want to take some cuttings of my Rambling Rose, I know it is the right time of the year but not too sure what to do. Any help welcome :o))




If you can find a flowering stem about the thickness of a pencil and cut it
to a length of about 18", remove the flower so you have a staight stick, as it were, remove the leaves also, I then with the spade dig into the soil a spit deep and and gently open the soil, (I put a bit of grit in the bottom also to stop rotting) slip your cutting in about two thirds deep and heel in, I usually take as many as I can for extra insurance, and hopefully they should root for next year

13 Sep, 2010


Dido.....hubby and I are discussing the use of your words 'spit deep'......can you enlighten us? I haven't a clue what measurement that is. Ta very much.

13 Sep, 2010


A "Spit" is the length of the spade (excluding the handle) sorry to confuse..

13 Sep, 2010


Thanks, Dido....I am not accustomed to gardener's terms...only a beginner. :)

13 Sep, 2010


Thanks Dido for the info. I too didn't know what "Spit" ment, you live & learn on here don't you LOL :o)))

14 Sep, 2010

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