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October rose pruning

I've been really silly and pruned the large climbing rose that climbs up the front of my house. In hindsight I know I should have left this job until after winter so can anyone advise me of any steps I can take to help protect it from the winter ravages?




  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,144

    I shouldn't think it will come to any harm David. Roses get cut back at all sorts of times, whether they like it or not

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,096

    Assuming you've removed, or tied in, any long whippy stems there's nothing to do except wait for spring and the new growth.  Give it a good feed of rose or tomato fertiliser once new growth starts and it will be fine.

    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Thanks guys, I feel slightly more reassured now..phew!

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