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richard.spicer.7906

St Albans based, career changer and studying Horticulture. Bulb addict, South African plant fan and converted succulent lover

Rosa 'Ausursula' syn. Rosa 'Lark Ascending'

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richard.spicer.7906

Getting concerned the buds on the rootstock of my rose grafts are going to break away too soon as it’s been mild, so I’ve made a decision to cut them off now (about a month earlier than I planned). The rootstock is Rosa canina, and the t-bud graft is The Lark Ascending. I’m now hoping all the energy now goes into swelling that dormant bud on the graft 🤞🏼🤞🏼

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richard.spicer.7906

I’ll still wait till early March before repotting it #rose #rose-propagation #propagation-rose #rose-tbudding #tbudding #t-budding #graft #rose-graft #rosa #rosalarkascending

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cyndi

Cant wait to see the end results of them all

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churchfarmgarden

Lark Ascending is a lovely one @richard.spicer.7906 you're working wonders with your grafting

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richard.spicer.7906

Thanks Cyndi, me too! 😄 @cyndi

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richard.spicer.7906

It’s a beautiful one Sue, I really hope this takes off as I’ve the perfect place for it too. 🤞🏼 @churchfarmgarden

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cyndi

Very welcome

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  • Season Icon Early WinterEarly Winter 2020
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richard.spicer.7906

Almost time to cut off the main stem from my rose grafts. I need to do it before the rootstock buds break, will aim for Feb. Then the dormant bud in the t-bud graft should break and grow away 👍🏼 it looks like it’s heeled well, it’s still green anyway!

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richard.spicer.7906

(Scroll your previous pic to see how I grafted it) #rose #rose-propagation #propagation-rose #rose-tbudding #tbudding #t-budding #graft #rose-graft #rosa #rosalarkascending

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suerichards

That’s so interesting, can’t wait to follow its progress 😉

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sherrisgarden

Really fascinating Rich. I admire your talented and knowledge. Thanks for sharing with us. 😀

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richard.spicer.7906

😊🙏🏼👍🏼 @suerichards @sherrisgarden

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richard.spicer.7906

12/06/19 - Propagation Update - today’s lesson at college was in specialised Rose grafting, using a technique called T-Budding. 1) took a rose species rootstock, in this case Rosa canina, which had been planted a few months ago with its neck sunken below the soil. The neck was then exposed in the pot and cleaned revealing a nice straight surface. 2) using a specialised grafting knife, a T shape is cut into the tissue just above soil level and the ends of the knife are used to open the cut

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3) then I took a stem from a known rose (here, I’ve used Rosa 'Lark Ascending') that has had flowers already finished, and which contains dormant buds at the leaf nodes (tiny things hidden in the leaf joints) 4) using the knife, I cut round the bud, leaving a bit of leaf petiole to act as a handle, and then took out the centre pith (which is dead tissue anyway, I’m only interested in the live green tissue just below the bark)

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5) at this time of year, it’s very easy to slip the dormant bud into the T-Cut so that the flaps on each side hold the bud in place. I then cut off the excess to leave a nice tidy finish 6) finally, using a special tape, the bud and its bit of leaf petiole are covered using the metal clip and then this will stay like this till the end of the year. The growth above the t-bud from the original Rosa canina continues till the end of the year to keep it alive, but the bud will stay dormant for now

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richard.spicer.7906

Then early next year, the entire growth above the T-bud is cut off, forcing all the energy from that point onwards to go into the dormant bud which my produce up to 3-4 new shoots all genetic clones of the new Rosa 'Lark Ascending' - and then I’ll have my new rose bush 😄👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

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richard.spicer.7906

#rose #rose-propagation #propagation-rose #rose-tbudding #tbudding #t-budding #graft #rose-graft #rosa #rosalarkascending

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valjones-hughes

Exciting stuff Richard. Look forward to the results!

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terrimclaughlin

Just wanted to let you know that I love it when you share your knowledge!!!!! Thank you👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻🤗😊💕

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cyndi

Can't wait to see this!!😍 awesomeness

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jacaranda

Your posts are fascinating, Rich. Please keep updating us 😘

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gjones

I agree with @terrimclaughlin - the info you provide is interesting, useful and understandable 😊

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wtwitchell6969

Oh wow a day with you would be fascinating. And educational.

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wtwitchell6969

#rich’s-brainbusters

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