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Pruning roses

Can you please help me? I've attached a photo of one of my rose bushes...can you advise me how to prune ? celticjanis, Ballyvaughan, Co Clare Posted: 06/01/2018

Rose bushes need to be pruned each winter to keep them to size and flowering well.

Get a lopping shears for pruning as it has long handles, more cutting power and keeps you out of the thorns.

Prune out any dead stems ... these will be brown and dry inside.

Then prune out some of the older wood, close to ground level. These will be brown or dark green and alive inside.

Shorten back the remaining green or re-tinged shoots to about 15 to 30cm... these will produce new shoots that will floer in summer.

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