Hello, we live in South East England and have several patio and bush roses in a sunny spot. They have not been pruned or cut back over the years and are all too tall, woody and last year only produced flowers on a few stems on new shoots at the very end of the woody stems.
We planned to cut them back hard after frost (March?) but now I see them have started growing new leaves already, lovely healthy red and green leaves, buds, but ONLY on top 10% of each branch. Can we cut them back hard now? Or after frost? Or not at all?
Thanks for any help!