Pruning Roses.

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Pruning Roses.

Postby Shallot Man » Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:51 am

Planted some new roses this year. They have become rather leggy, would normally trim back by a third this time of year [ winter gales ETC ] But the buggers are still blooming, with other buds on the way. My instinct tells me to prune. Any thoughts. ?
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Re: Pruning Roses.

Postby Monika » Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:57 am

Did you trim them back when you first planted them? If so, I would now leave them until spring when you see the first new growth and after any (expected) heavy frosts. If you never cut them back before, maybe you should just top the tips?
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Re: Pruning Roses.

Postby Westi » Thu Nov 26, 2020 9:44 pm

I cut my established roses back as per norm even though they were in bud & full flower. (I rescued the buds & flowers). I just want the beautiful display next year with them rested over the winter season. Same with the strawberries & raspberries who also seem to be confused, nipping off the unripe strawberries but eating the raspberries as finding them ripe anyway. Growers perks!
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