Several gardeners have asked me recently, “What to do with our roses now?”
Propogating from rose hips
It is likely at this time that the roses are in an in-between state of losing foliage as they go into dormancy for the winter months. Some may still have flowers and buds, and if you have not removed them, they will have seed pods which are called ‘rose hips’. These rose hips will contain seeds which you can harvest, and germinate to obtain new young rose plants. What they will turn out like is anyone’s guess, but they will be roses in their own right, and will vary from a good specimen to a so-so rose.