All year round Rose Care and Pruning by the Garden Worm your Local Gardener
The one question everyone with roses seems to ask me is "When should I prune them?"
All Year Round Rose Care and Pruning by Your Local Gardener The Garden Worm
Rose Pruning: My simple answer is they can be pruned anytime.
however not if you are expecting frost, which will harm any new growth.
Regular pruning for shape should not be a problem, regular deadheading can result in more blooms.
Removal of suckers and dying leaves, helps to keep the rose bush looking healthy.
It's surprising how many people think that roses, perhaps because of their beauty, must be hard to grow. But roses are tough! You basically need two things to grow roses: sun and water.
Sun: Roses flower best when they get at least six hours of sunlight per day, preferably more. Some roses bloom in partial shade but do much better in full sun.
Water: Roses thrive with at least 1 inch of water per week. But they hate waterlogged roots and can develop leaf diseases if they're watered from an overhead sprinkler system. Plant them in soil that drains easily. Use a soaker hose or lay a hose end next to the roots, and water with a slow drizzle for half an hour.
The Rose Society of Western Australia Inc was founded to encourage, improve, foster and extend the cultivation of the Rose and to develop appreciation.
Caring for Roses: Water them evenly to keep the soil moist. Prune established rose bushes in early spring. And watch for diseases like powdery mildew or black spot. If you've been afraid to start a rose garden, the truth is, roses are no more difficult to care for than other flowering shrubs.
Growing Roses: Are you eady to plant and grow roses in your garden? Out Growing Guide for Roses will get you started - with advice on how to take care of roses and prune roses, too.
We also share our recommendations on the best types of roses to grow, as well as tips on controlling rose pests such as Japanese beetles.
"A good starting point for pruning any/most plants is to remove dead, diseased, or damaged stems as soon as you see them.
Dead stems attract insects and invite diseases to develop.
Also remove crossing branches, water sprouts (vigorous upright growing shoots that form on trunks or side branches), and suckers (vigorous shoots that develop near or from below ground).Follow the link to get more advice. " General pruning tips