Are you feeling mildly lustful over a friend’s rose that just finished blooming, but don’t want to pony up cash for your own? Now is the time to take a cutting. Find a decent bit of this year’s growth, cut just below a node (small bump where potential lurks for new growth), dip in rooting hormone (for ease), and put into damp vermiculite – covering with a plastic bag or glass cloche for extra humidity. A forsythe pot is a great thing to have on standby for this very purpose. Permission to hack at your friend’s rose is also a good idea.