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By Jennyh

Cheshire, United Kingdom Gb

Am I to late to take cuttings from a rose bush, if not how do I take them? The rose bush has been in for at least 15 to 20 years. I need to take the rose bush out as it gets to big for where it is and it has bind weed growing all through it. Its a lovely rose with a gorgeous scent to it so I don't want to loose it all together.



No, it is not too late, but success depends on the rose. Take 4in. (or so) cuttings when they have hardened, not the soft tip, and put them in a pot and cover with polythene. Take plenty to make sure you get some to strike. You can try again in the autumn if you can wait.

20 Jun, 2011


Thanks Vincent, I will give it a go.

21 Jun, 2011


I do it a little differently Jenny, if you cut off a stem (or as many as you want) that has flowered and is about the thickness of a pencil approx 1ft long, take off the leaves and the flower head and place in a shady well drained part of the garden, burying about 2 thirds of the cutting. I do this about the end of Sept and leave them undistrubed, you should find new growth in the spring, I have had great succes with this method, good luck!

21 Jun, 2011


Thanks Dido, I don't have any where to do the cuttings in that way.

21 Jun, 2011

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