|30 Oct '14 12:48 pm|
Been a gardenaholic for 30 years and roses are my first love. Over the years I must have taken hundreds of cuttings from my roses, with mixed success, noticed with "Iceburg" I usually have 99% success rate, however this year had an interesting discovery and would welcome comments, made me think that all these years I may have been done things wrong.
Please note, I do live in the warm humid heat of Australia and my soil is (Sadly) sand based. After pruning my "Iceburgs"I must have missed picking up a few of the cut canes from the garden. Two months later when digging I found these off cuts lying in the ground and to my surprise they had rooted all along the length of the cane!!!! I cut the length into five pieces and all have taken and now have leaves. I alway take my cuttings buy poking the cut end into the soil, this was a real surprise find. Anyone take cuttings by placing the length lying on the ground? or was this a one off do you think! It certainly would be a way of getting many more cutting from the one piece of cane!