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growing roses from slips

growing roses from slips

I got the most beautiful bunch of cream and baby pink roses for Mother's Day is it possible for me to grow from those particular roses and if so how do I go about it ie where should I cut it I have just acquired a greenhouse also so maybe start off there or am I dreaming! evelyn1979, fermoy , Co Cork Posted: 01/04/2017

Cut the rose off and cut 5mm under a bud. Pot up in a mixture of hald sand half peat.

Water and cover with a plastic bag, place in a bright window, but not direct sunshine.


clipping from roses

When do you take clipping from roses to sow? Mary5, Roscrea, Co Tipperary Posted: 04/07/2016

You can take rose cuttings when  they are in flower or after, taking off any flowers and rooting in a pot of compst covered with a white plastic bag.
Or the cuttings can be inserted  in the ground outdoors in autumn. 


Help please with sentimental rose bush!

My dad died recently and we're in the process of clearing his house. There's a rose bush in front garden which my mother planted that I want to try and take as the garden is being paved. It's an old bush but flowers beautifully each year, Turkish delight scent! What is best way to give it a chance of surviving. It's not been cut back this year? LeaMoy, Templemore , Co Tipperary Posted: 22/03/2016

Cut it back hard, lift it as carefully as possible and move it immediately to a new place or pot it up. Watch it for water, but don't overdo it, when new growth appears.


Planting roses in January

I received a gift of a rose bush but I am not sure how to plant it at this time of the year - any tips? things I should avoid? Polly123, Dublin, Co Dublin Posted: 04/01/2016

Choose a sunny spot in well drained fertile soil.

Allow a metre of space for it to grow.

You can plant any time but not when the soil is very wet and sticky. 





rose propagation

I was at a wedding on Saturday ( three days ago) I was given a little rose to wear on a suit. I was wondering could I propagate this rose into a new plant? I have had it soaking in water for couple of days, thinking it might grow new roots. Is it possible to grow it? Daithi2015, Malahide, Co Dublin Posted: 01/12/2015

It is unlikely to take root at this time of year, but you never know.
Try it in some moist compost in a small pot, covered with a white plastic bag, placed in a bright place but not direct sunshine, indoors. 

  standard roses

standard roses


Wait a while, they may not be quite dead, if there is no sign of growth in four weeks, they are unlikely to recover.

The most likely reason is that the ground is wetter and the planting holes may have filled with water. If they do not recover, dig them out and see if the holes are wet. Improve drainage before re-planting and plant a little high. 


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