Rose pruning seems to have come a bit earlier than usual this year with our roses thinking that it is already the end of July.  Fret not, as you can still prune your roses even if it is a bit early. Left unpruned, roses eventually carry out their own pruning by not nourishing the thinner inside growth, which slowly dries out completely and dies.  We prune roses to maintain the shape of the bush, to keep the main branches to a manageable height and to clean the plant up a bit. Furthermore, pruning encourages strong new growth and reduces the number of flowering stems. This results in an increase in flower size.

Pruning Rose Roses
The work you do now on your roses will ensure a mass of blooms in summer.

Step 1: Tools first

Ensure that your equipment is sharp, clean and well-oiled in order to save time and prevent damage to your roses.  Your pruning equipment checklist should include the following:

Step2: Pruning your roses

The rose master Ludwig Taschner shows us how to prune.

Step 3: Seal

Step 4: Spray 

Step 5: Feed

Step 6: Mulching

And that’s rose pruning made simple and easy.  Start pruning now and your roses will reward you throughout the whole summer.