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Have I missed the pruning window? Roses

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ifancyagreencard Wed 27-Apr-16 08:45:32

Inexpert gardener but love my roses. Following the advice of colleague about 25 years ago, have always done a very light end Autumn prune to prevent windrock and a brutal prune in end March/April BUT not until a frost free period.

The roses have a shedfuls of growth due to the mild January but I just didn't get around to pruning, thinking "I'll do it in April". Now it's as frosty as buggery at night . . .

Can I have a hack next week (ie heading into May) or have I missed the boat?

Unremarkable Wed 27-Apr-16 11:36:41

You can still give them a second pruning.
Leaving the new young shoots that have grown over winter will result in weaker growth and fewer flowers. Go for it!

ifancyagreencard Wed 27-Apr-16 12:12:17

Thanks very much for that. There are indeed absolutely loads of juicy new shoots; I shall make with the secateurs smile

GreenMarkerPen Wed 27-Apr-16 12:17:00

this year has been very weird so I only pruned once in march.
but the roses are in a sheltered spot and already have plenty of flower buds.

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