Rose Pruning

Rose Pruning

Its time for your winter rose pruning, which means rose rejuvenation time is here and we have the tips and equipment that you need to prune your roses with ease and gusto!

Rose PruningFrom late-July until mid-August is the optimal time to prune your roses. Pruning allows for your roses to receive a much needed trim that will not only ensure hearty growth and exquisite blooms into the summer season but will also assist in maintaining the finest appearance and keeping your rose bushes strong.

Pruning can be a largely enjoyable task with the right equipment. Ensure that you have a sharp pair of secateurs, gardening gloves, a trusted organic insecticide or insecticide and fungicide cocktail (visit Lifestyle Home Garden for advice on what is available), and an organic rose fertiliser.

Watch our step by step rose pruning YouTube video, to learn how to prune your roses with ease:

Rose Pruning Step 1:

Cut the rose bush to hip height at approximately equal heights (About two-thirds of the rose bush should be cut off)

Rose Pruning

Rose Pruning Step 2:

Remove all dead, damaged and spindly branches at their bases. Make a clean cut at a slight angle, ensuring that the thicker blade of the secateurs or lopper is pointed away from you to prevent bruising of the stem.

Rose Pruning Step 3:

Remove criss-crossing branches that cross the center of the plant to create an open ‘vase’ shape.

Rose Pruning Step 4:

Rose PruningCut remaining branches to knee height (+- 40cm)

Rose Pruning Step 5:

Remove older, grey stems at their bases and only retain +- 4 strong stems arranged in a cup shape. Cut away any side branches and fork on these remaining stems and remove all leaves.

Rose Pruning Step 6:

Rose PruningSpray way a trusted organic insecticide or fungicide as prevention against insect and fungal infestation of the ‘wounds’.

Once your roses have been pruned it is important to give them a little bit of TLC. Water your rose bushes thoroughly fertilise with a balanced rose fertiliser or organic 3:1:5 fertiliser and spread a generous layer of compost or mulch around the bushes, taking care to keep the base of the bush clear of organic matter.

Another light pruning can be carried out in January to encourage another flush of flowers. Keep deadheading your rose bushes throughout the year to encourage flowering.

Click |HERE| for a downloadable version of our Rose Pruning tips:

Rose Pruning with Lifestyle Home Garden

Rose Pruning. Lifestyle Home Garden - nursery and plant shop Johannesburg
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