How to prune roses

Pruning Roses

Pruning Roses

Winter pruning

Winter pruning is recommended in windy locations. Cut back all long growths which are likely to get broken in windy periods causing damage at the heart of the plant. This means pruning bush roses to about 60cm (2ft) in height.

Spring Pruning

In early March cut out all dead branches. Then prune the bush roses back to about knee height (45cm). Prune branches to just above a bud, cutting at an angle sloping away from the bud, so that any rain landing on the cut branch will flow away from the bud. Cut back thin weak growths harder than strong healthy branches.



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