It's time to get the secateurs out!
That's right, it's that dreaded time of year again. You spend hours looking through books and scouring the internet for the right information and when it's finally time to get out in the garden you're terrified that you might damage your favourite rose. Don't worry! we are here to give you a hand. Follow our quick and easy pruning guide:
Cut down to 4 - 6 inches
Cut down to 8 - 10 inches
Cut out old wood and take down the overall height by 1/3
Prune back the laterals and train new stems horizontally or in a fan shape.
Remove all old wood, leave the new wood as this will carry this years flowers.
Cut down to 2 - 4 inches
We know that lots of our customers get nervous when it comes to pruning, but don't worry. The worst thing you can do is leave your rose unpruned, as it will have long weak growth that can't support its blooms. It will also become very hard and woody at the bottom, and only carry roses at the top. So, get a nice clean pair of secateurs and get out into the garden this weekend! Another tip: give your roses a sprinkle of bone meal after pruning, this will give them a nice boost for new Spring growth.