Pruning/Roses


Always feed roses after pruning, a thick layer of well-rotted manure is perfect.


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Shrub Roses

When & How
Late Winter just as you see the new growth starting. Totally cut out anything dead or diseased and then cut whole plant back by a quarter.
Example Rosa Gertrude Jekyll

Hybrid tea and Floribunda

When & How
Late Winter just as you see the new growth starting. Totally cut out anything dead or diseased and then cut whole plant back to 20-30cm from ground level.
Example Rosa Margaret Merril

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Climbers

When & How
In the autumn once the flowers are fading. Cut out anything dead or diseased. Take out old branches if the whole is looking congested. Tie new branches on to trellis etc.
Examples Rosa 'Climbing Iceberg' and Rosa 'New Dawn'

Ramblers

When & How
Late summer. Cut back any side branches that have flowered - down to a couple of buds long per shoot. If the plant has not been pruned for some time, cut some of the old woody branches down to the base. New shoots will soon replace these and then can be tied in to the framework.
Example Rosa 'Paul's Himalayan Musk'