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How to Prune Roses

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by catlover on December 30, 2003 05:20 AM
I have hybrid tea roses and need instruction on pruning them for the winter? I did it last year but not sure if I did it correctly....they came back like gangbusters in the beginning but then well.....lets just say they weren't happy!!!! They just got through blooming....now what? [dunno]

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by Bill on December 30, 2003 05:26 AM
by marissa on December 31, 2003 05:54 PM
well i cant exactly help you but i can say that tea roses are beautiful and what type of patience do they require? i might want some
by njoynit on January 01, 2004 05:05 AM
I have mainly HT roses I cut them back after every bloom and give a good shapeing in the spring.maybe a lil more fertilizer durring the growing season would make them bloom a lil better.

I cut them back to the 1st set of 5 leaves and at an angle that gives a sharp tip and do it below a thron so will make it sprout a stem.I cut my angle to make the rose grow in direction i want(((does that make sence to you????a right angle makes grow one way a left angle the oppisite??)))))

I have 4 roses will be moveing soon.will trim when move them& will make sure take a before after pic of pruneing 3 are HT the other is a climer that I let get engulfed with MG last year
being in calif......your roses should do great their...though cost on your water bill some

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by catlover on January 01, 2004 05:52 PM
Thank you enjoynit....I do understand. [thumb]

Marissa....Since moving into this house I have done alright with the tea roses. They seem to start out great with the new season but then.... something I am or am not doing they don't seem to look happy! Could be location, water, fertilizer, disease, trace elimates, neglect, pruning????????????????....I don't know but I am giving it another year and see what happens!

Thanks again for all the help!
catlover

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by Barb H. on January 27, 2004 06:20 PM
Catlover,

Keep us posted on your roses, ok? I am really keen to buy some this year and start a rose garden. I can use all the help I can get. [gabby]

Barbara

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