For anyone looking for gardening advice, especially if you are new to gardening and growing roses then this guide to pruning rose bushes will provide you with the basics of what you need to know.
Roses bushes behave differently to other trees which steadily grow in size each year and produce new shoots throughout their life. Roses on the other hand grow and bears flowers for a few years and the upper portions become exhausted. What happens then is that new shoots will start to appear further down the stem and anything above the new shoot dies off.
If the rose is not pruned the result will be a messy bush with a mixture of dead wood, new growth
Therefore to produce a strong healthy bush with quality blooms the bush needs to be pruned to get rid of all the dead wood.
The best time to prune is after the last frost for your area. However, if you discover dead sections in your roses, regardless of the time of year, remove them as they will only weaken the rest of the bush and spread disease.
Pruning roses is not as difficult as many people imagine. With this handy step by step guide you will soon go from novice to expert in no time at all.
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