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Rose Maintenance

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Hybrid Tea Roses

Hybrid Tea Roses

First year: prune to 4-5 inches choosing outward facing eyes. If the shoots are thin but not spindly prune to 1-2 inches.

After the first year prune to exactly the same height but take ONE shoot down to the first eye thus encouraging basal growth. Succeeding years should see a repetition of this pruning.

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Floribunda Roses

Floribunda Roses

First year: prune 4-6 inches as for Hybrid Teas. Thereafter prune to 6-9 inches.

Patio Roses

Patio and Miniture Roses

Prune hard to 1-2 inches as all the upper part of the plant is the flowering growth only so there are no leaf buds on it.

Climing and Ramblers

Repeat Flowering Roses

(For example Pink Perpeture Nightlight Dublin Bay)

Points to remember:
1) On walls train horizontally - light air and room to spread are essential.
2) On pillars posts and pergolas shoots should be zig-zagged or twisted rather than going straight up.

First year: just tip by cutting away the soft and thin top of the shoots. Subsequently they can be treated like bush roses. Their laterals (side growths from main stems) or sub-laterals (growth from the side growths) should be pruned hard to two eyes from the main branch.

Ramblers

Ramblers

(For example Dorothy Perkins Albertine Alberic Barbier)

Prune in the autumn - tidy up in the spring. These flower on the previous years growth therefore after that wood has flowered it should be cut away and the new growth of the current year be tied in its place.

Shrub and Ground Cover Roses

Shrub Roses and Ground Cover Roses

Cut out dead wood and weakly growth. For the first few years no other pruning need be carried out. As time progresses it may prove necessary to cut out some of the older wood (you may need long handled secateurs for this) to encourage new growth. The plant needs air and light so cut out any stems that are overcrowded.

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Standard Roses

Standard Roses

The pruning of Standard roses follows the same principles of the same variety but remember that the bush on the end of the stem is a long way from its food supply so good feeding is essential.

 
 

deadheading

5 leaf shoot illustrated.


Dead Heading 

Dead heading your roses encourages repeat flowering, if you cut back to a set of five leaves you speed up the process.  See the photo for guidance.  You can see the new flowering shoot beging to grow already.

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