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Old Fashioned Roses

I have the following roses in my garden: Ferdinard Prichard-Hybrid Perpetual Charles de Mills-Gallica Iceburg climbing Veilchenblau - hybrid multiflora rambler Fred Loads - shrub rose and a couple of Hybrid Musk can you advise on how to prune each? I get so confused between pruning the whole bush by 1/3; and/or cutting it all back to 15cm; and/or just prune out the deadwood. celticjanis, Ballyvaughan, Co Clare Posted: 08/01/2018


Only bedding roses are pruned hard back each year.

Shrub roses are tidied up or not pruned at all.

Repeat flowering climbers are pruned back to the main stems in autumn or winter.

Once-flowering climbers and ramblers are pruned soon after the flush of flowers, but only if necessary to reduce size.

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