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Offline Liezel

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Rose grafting
« on: September 15, 2012, 08:26:44 AM »
Hallo!

I would like to know if any of you ever had some success with grafting roses, and, if so, what rootstock you used? My mother-in-law had the most beautiful roses in her farm garden which she cherished  for years. Since she passed away the roses are not doing so good and as I am quite sentimental I would like to try and save some of them by trying to graft new roses from the old ones.

Any advise will be appreciated.y

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Re: Rose grafting
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2012, 12:02:35 PM »
Liezel

I've done most of my roses from cuttings and one from seed - never even thought about grafting seeing how readily a rose cutting strikes.

 :mmm: Now that you have put a seed into my head, I was just thinking how cool it would be to have a rosebush with three different colours on it ??? ???
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Re: Rose grafting
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2012, 12:22:17 PM »
Hey Abby - maybe we could graft some of my "unknown" rose on to one of your bushes?!?!?
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Re: Rose grafting
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Re: Rose grafting
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2012, 11:33:04 AM »
Hallo Abby and Rena :)

As always it is so nice to hear from the two of you. I enjoy all your post tremendously! Abby: how did the rose cuttings grow/ could you see a difference between the quality of the plants/flowers grown from cuttings and the grafted ones? did you pollinate the rose for the seed yourself or did you just plant the seed? I am thinking that I would love to experiment with cross-breeding and see what happens.

 Yes, two colours on a rose bush especially a standard might be quite spectacular!. I am thinking red and white or yellow and purple... I  have read somewhere that if you do this you just have to make sure that the roses you graft has the same type of growth pattern so that the one does not dominate (maybe kill?) the other one.

Maybe we can experiment a bit  :mmm:

Rena: maybe you should make a cutting/graft of that mystery rose of yours..

I thing my 50-60 rose bushes will be in full bloom in about two weeks - can't wait. I will try to post some photos.

My peonies are also coming along nicely and I bought my first Warratah this weekend - i really hope it grows well

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Re: Rose grafting
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2012, 19:20:07 PM »
Hi Liezel ;D

Nice to see you're still around - and looking forward to photos of your roses!

I can't wait for that rose of mine to bloom this year - and I also love keeping Abby in suspense LOL
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Re: Rose grafting
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2012, 01:44:35 AM »
Rena
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Re: Rose grafting
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2012, 08:28:28 AM »
 LOL
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