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Pruning roses

i have recently aquired a small  holiday  home and garden on greek island      With old roses  that need a good prune    can  i prune now before the  winter ?    I wont be here again till next may   Shall i leave it till then ? 

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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,561

    Assuming you will be frost free, I woud do it now and then give them a very thorough watering followed by a mulch of good garden compost or well-rotted manure or good potting compost if you can't get the others.  That way they'll be ready for healthy new growth and well fed for producing flowers.

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Thanks.   That what i wanted to hear.  Eager ti do it now  ??

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