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by hlieder on September 09, 2005 11:15 AM
Hi....I need advice on when andd how to trim my rose bushes..............I am a novice at this.
by mike57 on September 10, 2005 02:03 AM
[wayey] HI hlieder The best time to prune roses is the fall or early spring.it is ok to remove rose hips now.you can also cut any damaged or long branches that may harm someone walking by them. cut your roses back to a nice looking shape don't be afraid to cut them back to heavy if you do make sure you leave all the main branches at least 10 to 12 inches long cut out any branches in the center so more air can circulate .here is a couple of sites that will help you.
http://www.thegardenhelper.com/pruningroses.htm

http://www.reganroses.com/9_winterizing_roses.htm

your friend in gardening.mike57 [wayey] [flower] [flower]

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by weezie13 on September 10, 2005 08:26 AM
hlieder,
What is your growing zone?????

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by mike57 on September 10, 2005 03:06 PM
HI hlieder i see that your in Canada and it gets very cold and a lot of snow there,so i see why Weezie ask what planting zone your in i forget to ask what zone folks live in sometimes.it makes a difference on when to prune roses. so it would be best to prune your roses in the spring.heres another link .
http://www.reganroses.com/pruning_roses.htm
your friend in gardening.mike57

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by weezie13 on September 10, 2005 10:19 PM
That's exactly right Mike....
For my growing zone,
I never touch or cut or fertilize my rose's
after AUGUST 1st...
I want my rose's to stop it's growing and
putting on new green growth or flowers..
by fall... So, it can go night~night for the winter...
When you prune or cut off anything, even
cutting a flower just to put in a vase,
stimulates the plant into thinking there's still
time in the season for more new stuff...

Here's some info from Bills' main pages here
at The Garden Helper~ Pruning Roses

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by mike57 on September 11, 2005 08:21 PM
[wayey] HI Weezie i live in Alabama zone 7 so i can prune mine spring or early fall we very rarely get any snow.The link you posted is the first link i put in my posting to help.from here at the garden helper. the second was for winterizing roses.so guess you owe me a drink for posting the same link I will have a cold coke please no Ice [Big Grin] [Big Grin] .your friend in gardening.mike57 [wayey] [flower] [flower]

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