I found a much easier way to propagate roses than the traditional cutting pushed into compost! This also works for most plants.Cut the top of a healthy branch, place in a container with water and leave on a window sill for a few weeks. First, remove any leaves that would otherwise be in the water and top up with water regularly. If the leaves stay green after a couple of weeks, your chances of success are high! If they wilt and die, try again with another cutting!
Once the roots have appeared, put your new plant into a pot with compost as it will need “proper food” to grow not just water.
Tip: if the leaves are large and bulky, cut them in half to reduce their size.