Roses before pruning
30 January 2010 22:31:28
I was down in Kilkenny today and I got a chance to prune the main rose bed. These roses were planted about 25 years ago so they look their age. On some of them, there is a good 2 ft of wood with no shoots at all which means that when the growth is on them, they are in excess of 6 feet tall. The biggest problem with that is rocking caused by the wind. Last year, I thought I had solved the problem by putting fresh soil around the bases. I need to do it again this year. I didn't have much time left today after I had finished pruning as my presence is required here for baths and bed so I just heeled them in. That will have to do them until I am down again.