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roses2roses2 Posts: 14

Is it to late to cut back roses.I havent the heart now that they are sprouting again.

In Scotland we have waited for weather to get better,now roses tall at top,should I leave well alone.Any advice wecome..

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,363

    What type of roses are they? 

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  • roses2roses2 Posts: 14

    1 Florabunda,other not sure.

  • roses2roses2 Posts: 14

    will this not stop them flowering this year

    ,and how low should they be cut from ground..

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,363

    No, it will delay them but not stop them.  But they don't have to be trimmed back every year - if they're not getting too big you could leave them this year. Floribundas don't need heavy pruning anyway.  Just check for any dead-looking or thin and twiggy stems and take them out and leave the rest.  Give them a dose of Blood, Fish and Bone or proprietory rose fertiliser and they'll be fine.

    You can always cut them back a bit when you dead-head them, as long as you're careful not to remove buds.

    Just remember to do them in March next year. image

     

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  • roses2roses2 Posts: 14

    Thanks for advice. Roses are my favourite flower.image

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