Rose Pruning Tips

Rose in bloom 10.07.14Now is the time to dead head roses to promote repeat flowering for the rest of the summer. Once the flower fades to a seed pod or hip it releases chemicals that inhibit further flower formation....

On repeat flowering roses the recommended (by the RHS) manner of dead heading roses is to cut them at the peduncle or knuckle just below the flower as shown below:

Dead head example 10.07.14

This promotes repeat flowering and will lead you to having beautiful blooms throughout the summer.

 

A commonly made mistake is to dead head as seen below:

Where to cut the rose 10.07.14

For any further queries then don't hesitate to contact Leigh our Head Gardener as there are different techniques for growing larger blooms and for competitions.