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Rose pruning

Hi everyone.  It's that time of year when I would usually trim back my roses ( bush and tea) but this year I dont know what is best.
With a mild January and a wet February they have started to put on quite alot of growth very early, up to 3" in places so really need doing, but it's become very cold and wet, down to 0 to -1 next week at night, and I wondered if the shock of both cutting and cold would damage them. What do you think @Marlorena and all the other rose experts on here. Would cutting back late with large growth harm them or just reduce the flowers? Any help will be gratefully received. 🙂


  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 23,131
    I would prune them now. They will make more growth when proper spring starts.
    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • PerkiPerki Posts: 2,452
    I started pruning mine yesterday until it snowed and then hailstone on my second attempt to finish them off. I wouldn't worry to much about the cold weather 
  • Ok thankyou @Busy-Lizzie and @Perki . Haven't they grown fast since christmas, much faster than usual. So it's just me that will feel the cold 🥶 
  • Agreed, get them pruned now, I had already done some in Autumn because I moved them so had to cut them back. The others I did the weekend after Valentine’s Day - along with apple trees etc 
    East Yorkshire
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  • I did the rose pruning,  then snow stopped play. 
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