I have one rose bush that is just 2 years old in the back garden. I have recently pruned it but not sure how low to go. At the moment, it's about a foot high but wondering whether I should have gone a bit lower.
Also I have two climbing roses (1 white, one red) by the side of the front door. They are about 8 years old. I've never really pruned it, just cut off the dead flower heads but it's looking very sorry for itself - only about 4 ft high and only get about 6 flowers on each every year. Can I prune it right back in the hopes it will flourish or will I kill it off for good?
Neither of them seem to suffer from any disease...
Had about 4 bushes at the cottage, I'm no gardener and used to give them "a bit of a haircut" snipping of the old stem to the next thorn down, but I don't know if this is right, so will be interested too if you get a response from someone with green fingers, as we are going to plant a climbing yellow rose in our new front garden in the spring.
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Post by Lancashire Lass on Feb 7, 2017 23:35:34 GMT
We had some very old climbing roses that over the years have gone from being magnificent to dead! My husband has always taken on the job of pruning while I have watched and complained. I found some great videos on pruning roses. I will try and find the website for you as they show you exactly when, where, how much etc.