Friday, 28 February 2014

A Rose ...

Good Morning!
Today's post is short and sweet but I just wanted to share with you the rose I got from my Grandad last weekend. The rose is of a Climbing variety and is a cutting that has been rooting for the past 2 years.
I have decided to grow it against the side of my shed once I have given it a re-paint and dug out the Jasmine around the base that is currently there. Until I am able to plant the rose in it's final place I have decided to pot it up.
Here is a look at what the rose 'Heidelberg' is meant to look like ...

Before potting up the rose I removed any leaves that didn't look too healthy and placed it in a deep pot.

 I have made sure that I buried the exact same part of the rose that was underground with the compost in the pot. In the base of the pot I mixed a little manure and multi-purpose together then topped the rest of the pot up with Rose, Shrub & Tree Compost. 

Equally you can just put the rose cutting in the ground somewhere until your ready and a lot of people may have different opinions on what they would do, but this is just the way I have decided to do it this time. 

I shall be back tomorrow with another post for you all.
I do hope you are enjoying the blog so far, it's a little bit daunting but I hope I am doing an okay job!


  1. I think you are doing an excellent job. What a beautiful shrub that is. Look forward to seeing more posts and pics.

  2. Hope the rose takes well - Grandads are just wonderful, l think that is where l got my love of gardening too, have a good weekend x Susan x

  3. hope your rose tree takes, it has beautiful flowers

  4. looks stunning in full bloom Nat - a gorgeous rose xx