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To early to prune Buddlias and Roses ?

With the seasons a bit all over the place I was wondering if it was to early to prune my Buddlias and Roses.

 

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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 32,397

    Unless you're really far North, I'd say it's fine. 

    Devon.
  • Thanks for that, we are just in Middlesbrough

     

  • mushermusher Posts: 389
    Hi John

    Because of where your situated.I'd wait another month before you prune your roses.

    After saying that the sun will probabley now crack the flags and melt the tarmac lol
  • Best time to trim the buddelias is when you are deadheading them. Don't let the little swines set seed.

  • PalaisglidePalaisglide Posts: 3,414

    John, I live in Stockton and never prune roses before the end of March, been caught out by the late frost too many times having to cut back again the shrivelled ends, buddelia any time, I take it back to around two feet which means using a saw on some stems. It always comes back to feed the butterflies.

    Frank

  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 20,584

    Same here as Frank, hydrangeas the same, do them early and frost will have the top leaf buds, send them black and you have to do them all over again done to the next bud. 

    You don't gain anything by pruning early. 

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 20,584

    Not if you Iive up, up up in the high altitudes here.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • PalaisglidePalaisglide Posts: 3,414

    Verdun, in your area last week you needed submarines, up here more like skidoos, I would not swap. Lyn how high up is that?

    Frank

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