Sign in to follow this  
Diane

Pruning Roses

    Recommended Posts

    Can anyone tell me how to prune roses? Do I just cut the dead bits off, or can I cut them down further? Hate the things, but they do keep flowering....

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites
    Guest Guest5035

    Di hope this makes sense.

     

    When pruning, start in the middle, where the branches are growing into the centre and take out the branches that are growing towards the middle. Prune the rest back by about a third. Don't worry about which bud to cut to because they will flourish even if you don't cut to an outward or inward pointing bud

    .

    Don't forget to feed them aswell.

     

    stevo

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites
    Guest WhatNow?

    Diane, I'll come and do them for you if you like - used to have a gardenful!

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Thanks Mandy, that's a really kind offer, but I've followed Stevo's instructions and now it's just a matter of crossing fingers and waiting for the results!

     

    Wouldn't mind if they weren't all yellow! What is it with Aussie's and their English Rose Gardens?! Hasten to add, I didn't plant them!

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites
    Guest Guest5035
    but I've followed Stevo's instructions

     

     

    OMG Di you fool.......................................... i know nothing about roses, they'll all die, i feel really guilty now.................

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    :biglaugh: :biglaugh::biglaugh:

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Nah you'll be right, in a couple of months or so, you'll have roses everywhere. My old fella used to have 125 in the garden when i was young.

     

    stevo:D

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Don't feel guilty Stevo: if they die, you'll have probably done me a favour!! No such luck though, these things are unkillable I think.... the vampires of the rose world!!

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Create an account or sign in to comment

    You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

    Create an account

    Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

    Register a new account

    Sign in

    Already have an account? Sign in here.

    Sign In Now

    Sign in to follow this