Remove bottom leaves and cut just below the node (the spot where the bottom leaf or leaves were attached to the stem). Use a knife or blade to scrape down the side at the base of the stem for about the last centimetre. This will form a woundedarea where roots are more likely to develop. Dip the base of the cutting into water and then into a small amount of Yates Clonex Gel. Shake off the excess. With the pencil, dibble a small hole into the top of the Yates Black Magic Seed Raising Mix in the pot. Insert the cutting into the hole and gently firm the mix to hold it upright. The best time to take cuttings from rosebushes is when they are growing vigorously, typically in early summer. Put in spot with plenty of sunlight and keep soil moist.
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