Beware of the mother plant taking over

Gardeners normally dream of creating their own grafted rose plants.  They know how to go about it and start the process with great enthusiasm.  I did it too. 

They spot a new shoot and open a champaign bottle announcing their success.  The shoot grows vigorously but little does the gardener know that shoot belongs to the mother plant. 

Briar rose plants are used to graft roses.  But the mother plant tries to take over and kill the graft  And this is what one should be alert about Whatever grows below the graft needs to be cut off. And this will continue for atleast the first year until the grafted bud shows up and stays healthy probably producing the first ros bud. 

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