Why Prune Roses
pruning roses removes the dead, dying and deformed parts of the canes and encourages new growth and larger blooms. Light pruning also encourages some rose varieties
Pruning of Roses in Winter
Below you will learn how to prune roses for winter. Prune roses at the end of winter after the last frost so that new shoots do not get frost burn. If you do not get the date right no sweat, just prune early spring.
Pruning of Roses in Summer
Roses can be pruned in Summer after they finished blooming. You should lightly prune after the first bloom in summer, as this will result in a re-bloom with more flowers.
Rose pruning tools
By-pass pruners are the best for clean, sharp cuts. The blades need to be kept clean and free of dirt. Having the right tools is half the work in pruning and will make it more enjoyable and easy. Leather gloves are a must. A fine toothed saw will help with the woody canes.
How do you Prune a Rose Bush
Cut out the dead canes, or overgrown canes according to the shape you require. Ensure that you cut below the dead cane and below any bent or cracked canes. Look at your rose bush and trim a little to achieve the desired shape. You should also ensure you thin it out a bit for air flow. You need to keep cutting out the stems after they flower.
How to Cut Roses
Cutting Roses can is quite simple if you follow this guide. I prefer a 45 degree angle. cut just above the bud eye about 1/4 to 1/2 inch but below any dead cane. The eye will develop into a new shoot.
Thing to Avoid
So do not be afraid of when to cut back roses and pruning and just give it a try, a mistake or two may just be rewarded with more blossoms.