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Pruning a hedge of roses


By Telme8

Vale of Glamorgan, Wales Wal

Most hedges are pruned back now in the Autumn, does anyone advise with a rose hedge to leave them untill Spring or are they also done now as soon as flowering ends I have only ever trimmed them before but now they are getting too big and heavy hanging out and I feel they need a good prune back hard. They are Bonica and Red Blanket

On plant Bonica & Red Blanket



Thanks Marguerite that is my problem I have so many and being a new gardener in my retirement I have planted and planted and feared the pruning, but time has come I must do something this year. Naturally I have had tramendous flowers, but hate seeing it so untidy and fear I wont have the show next year! I am having a real blitz this year but will take your heed and refrain from attacking the roses yet, although I have done the Galica roses already, but they flower early anyway.

17 Oct, 2008


Marguerite is generally right with her answer, but if you want to leave your rose-hedge till spring, support the hedge with stakes and garden wire to prevent wind rock.

17 Oct, 2008

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