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Pruning advice please

Good morning everyone.  Pruning advice needed on the following please:


Roses:

David Austin Golden Wings

David Austin Rushing Stream 

David Austin The Pilgrim 

Patio rose Sweet Memories

Patio rose Happy Times


Honeysuckle:

Graham Thomas

Scentstation 


All plants are growing really well and shooting like mad but  I don’t know when, if, how to prune.  They were all planted last spring/summer so are fairly new plants.


Any advice would be much appreciated.


Thank you 👍

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  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 30,016
    I always think it's best to prune roses in late March in the UK so any new buds and shoots are less at risk of being frozen to death.  Depending on where you are and you local weather patterns, a bit earlier or  a bit later.  However people who manage large gardens just prune them as and when all thru winter as they don't have time to do them all in one go.

    You should find more specific pruning advice on the David Austin website.

    The RHS also offers advice on rose pruning - https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=178  scroll down for links to climbers, ramblers etc.

    Your honeysuckles are best pruned once flowering finishes but you can do some tidying up in late winter if they are getting unruly - https://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/74793/i-Lonicera-periclymenum-i-Graham-Thomas/Details   If they're really overgrown you can cut them back to a few low buds on the main stems in late winter/early spring but you'll lose a year of flowers.

    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • @Obelixx Thank you so much.  The links are much appreciated.  I was tempted to get out there today but frost is forecast here in Hertfordshire so I’ll leave well alone.  👍
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 30,016
    Good.   I also give my roses a dollop of manure or other slow release fertiliser at spring pruning time.
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
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