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Based in St Albans. Making a career change to studying Horticulture. Likes most plants/shrubs, Bulb addict and converted succulent lover 😄

Rosa 'Ausursula' syn. Rosa 'Lark Ascending'

  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2019
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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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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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