When is best to prune roses? Now or Feb?
CulpabilityBrown Posts: 63
I read somewhere recently that now is the right time to prune roses, but according to my RHS book late winter (ie around Febraury) is the correct time to prune roses.
What do you think? Which time is best?
As @Omori says, it's best to do the main pruning in late winter/early spring so that new wounds and shoots are not exposed to heavy frosts. When you do prune, remember the three Ds and take out dead, damaged and diseased wood before yo do the final shaping.
"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
Yes I thought as much, thanks for confirming. My roses are relatively well sheltered so wind rock isn't usually too much of a problem, but I'll have a second look for any whippy looking stems that may need a trim. Then I'll do the proper prune come February.