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Prune Roses.

Jun 04, Gloves are optional but leather gloves are useful when pruning roses.

Leave them a little taller and you will tend to get more blooms, although smaller and on shorter stems.

The pruning cut. Make a clean degree cut on a downward slant, away from the bud, about a quarter inch above an outward facing bud eye.

Cutting to an outside bud increases air circulation. Strip the bush of foliage two weeks before pruning to cause new buds to swell.

Cut rather Estimated Reading Time: 5 mins. Remove any shriveled, diseased or broken stems and other wood. Cut off twigs or branches that rub across or cross each other. Leave three to five strong, healthy branches, each 6 to 8 inches long, when cutting back hybrid tea roses. Leave eight to. bottom of the bush and cut off any old, grey canes, and leave the young, juicy green ones that are larger around than a pencil. Cut cleanly with sharp by-pass pruners.

Feb 13, Prune by cutting 1/4” to 1/2” above an outward-facing bud eye (a small bump found where a leaf would meet the stem). New stems grow in the direction of the bud and the goal is to encourage them to grow outward, not inward. Make cuts at a degree angle sloping away from the bud, allowing water to run off. 6. Spring Rose Pruning: Remove all dead or diseased wood.

Retire old wood to invigorate the plant.

Crossing branches that could be damaged by rubbing together should also be trimmed back.

Select 6 to 8 of the strongest canes for the new season's growth, Reduce overall height to 18 to 24 inches. Spring Pruning: Remove interior and crossing branches to promote good air circulation through the center of the rose bush The Summer.