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Layering is a very effective method of propagating any rose cultivar that produces long, flexible stems. This makes it a particularly effective technique for propagating both shrub roses and climbing roses.
The tip of the shoot should be secured in an upright position which can be achieved by tying it to a cane. Water the ground in dry weather.
Rooting should have occurred by the following March, at which point the new plant can be separated from the parent buy cutting through the unrooted 'umbilical' stem between them. The new rooted plant can either be potted n or replanted into its final position. Water in and water again during dry periods until the plant be comes established. Do not allow it to flower in its first year and this will drain the plant of energy resulting in weak growth.