Dear Family & Friends
I found a way to root roses and I'm sharing this know how with you. As one income earner family, I cannot justify buying plants to fill up our garden...that would cost a lot. So, being a stay at home mum, I had to learn to propagate plants to beautify our garden for the family to enjoy.
I tried cutting stem of this particular climbing rose plant that we have but was not successful especially as I wanted it done it the height of summer season. So, I tried another propagation method! Here's how:
|With a sharp clean knife, scrape a stem of the rose plant that you want to propagate. Just peel the outer skin of the stem to cause a wound.|
|Next, prepare a tissue paper and the hormone root powder. You can buy this powder from garden centres. This will aid the cut to root.|
Wet the tissue paper a bit just so to hold some hormone root powder to it.
Use this to wrap around the wound of the rose stem. The powder is to aid the wound to root.
Next, get any old piece of scrap material. Put some soil or compost onto it.
Wrap this soil around the tissue paper for the roots to grow into at a later stage. I think this will keep the wound damp too.
|Now the wounded rose stem is bandaged up with hormone root powder and a bit of compost/soil.|
To keep the bandage moist, I wrapped some clear plastic around it too.
Tie it all up to keep everything in place.
Keep this bandage watered from time to time . This is important.
Water directly into the wrapped around cloth. I use a little cup to do this to soak it well.
This propagation cost me nothing....I even use recycled material, including the plastic covering:) Yes, I'm cheap...but it made me real happy:) I still think that we can simply take rose stem cutting and stick it into sandy ground and it will get established. I have done that before in autumn or spring cool season, and some rose plant variety are easy to do...but for summer, this propagation method works better for me.
Hope you will try this too...it's fun. My husband thought I was clever ...Ha! Ha! Who knew?!
Wishing you blessings and success today too:)