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10-10-2018, 12:48 PM
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Pruning Roses

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I love my gardening, but never bothered with roses.

I have some huge roses in my new garden, not climbing ones, they are over 6ft tall.

How do I prune them?
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10-10-2018, 10:55 PM
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I love roses, they are one of my favourite flowers. Not the florists type as they have no perfume, but scented garden roses . . . mmm, heavenly.

Rather than anyone trying to explain, it would be better if you read the RHS instructions Swim.
The main pruning is not ususally done till about Feb/March though, although you could 'tidy' them a little before then.

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https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=186
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11-10-2018, 03:46 AM
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I constantly prune & deadhead once the blooms have dried. As a result they flower constantly throughout the year. I'm pretty ruthless at cutting right back to the nearest next branch or leaf. Sometimes cutting right down to stop them taking over. As Monty Don says, there's no right or wrong way but always cut back to something.
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11-10-2018, 03:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Mups ->
I love roses, they are one of my favourite flowers. Not the florists type as they have no perfume, but scented garden roses . . . mmm, heavenly.

Rather than anyone trying to explain, it would be better if you read the RHS instructions Swim.
The main pruning is not ususally done till about Feb/March though, although you could 'tidy' them a little before then.

Here you go:

https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=186
That's very informative Mups. I do most of that but I don't fully understand the first point. Plus what do they mean by "suckers"?
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11-10-2018, 05:38 AM
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Re: Pruning Roses

Hi

These are huge, the tallest bunch of flowers is about 8 ft tall and I do need to cut them back before winter.
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That's very informative Mups. I do most of that but I don't fully understand the first point. Plus what do they mean by "suckers"?
Suckers Annie are stems coming out of the soil growing from the root of the plant, rather than a branch of the plant itself.

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Hi

These are huge, the tallest bunch of flowers is about 8 ft tall and I do need to cut them back before winter.
You can cut them back to control them pretty much anytime Swims, if I were you I'd cut them down to about 4 feet now, then do the main pruning in late winter before signs of any growth, as Mups said around Feb or March.
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Hi

Thanks for all the help.
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12-10-2018, 11:49 AM
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Every year I have to look up how to prune roses but I never seem to find a straight answer. I suppose everyone has different ideas and methods.
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12-10-2018, 08:27 PM
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Originally Posted by AnnieS ->
I constantly prune & deadhead once the blooms have dried. As a result they flower constantly throughout the year. I'm pretty ruthless at cutting right back to the nearest next branch or leaf. Sometimes cutting right down to stop them taking over. As Monty Don says, there's no right or wrong way but always cut back to something.

don't let UJ see this.
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don't let UJ see this.
Must be Rosa Scumbagii.
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