Mini Ground Roses


Saturday 10 May, 2014 by Uncle Spike

Three years ago we bought a few rose plants, not many, just 20 or so to get us started. Since then we’ve propagated a some 400 hundred new plants from the original batch, just by taking cuttings and shoving them into the soil – so not bad value in the end.



A couple of them were these miniature ground roses.



These ground roses are easily the best to take cuttings from, with literally 9 out of 10 taking root 🙂 This year alone I planted out 40 of these and there are another 60+ cuttings brewing nicely for planting out next winter.






19 thoughts on “Mini Ground Roses

  1. Imelda says:

    I can barely keep my roses alive so to say that I am so impressed with your rose skills is an understatement. 🙂 Your garden must be utterly utterly beautiful. I want to walk in your garden, in fact. 🙂


  2. Mini doesn’t mean less beautiful, right? Lovely roses. I love white roses very much.


  3. Roses are so romantic! Even mini roses.


  4. Gill McGrath says:

    Your white rose picture is specially gorgeous. We have rain here (again ) and more to come so nice and cheery to see your lovely rose garden! I can’t believe they will all be frizzled when your sun has got going.


  5. joannesisco says:

    You can simply cut off branches, stick them in the ground and new plants will grow?!
    Please tell me it’s a bit more complicated than that and I’m not a total dunce when it comes to gardening.


    • Uncle Spike says:

      Exactly that Joanne. In winter, which here means mean daytime temps of +10 to +16 and nights of -2 to +6, I snip away to cut the rose bushes down to almost nothing, then cut up the offcuts and literally shove them into a patch of soil. Over 90% grow, and within a few months they have basic roots, but I don’t transplant until the following winter so they are stronger and able to handle chickens scratching and dustbathing around them.


  6. sozsatire says:

    I simply cannot believe that I’m “liking” pretty flower pics Spike. You’ve emasculated me sir. That’s what you’ve done! Emasculated me! 😉


  7. pretty, and the whorls are so hypnotic 🙂


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