Question by  chronistra (73)

How do I go about pruning rose bushes?


Answer by  treemom (334)

Use very sharp pruning tools and make angled cuts just past a good bud. The bud points to where the branch will go. In spring, remove dead canes and canes that are too long or are heading the wrong way. Remove blossoms after they fade until late August. Then leave them on to tell the plant to go dormant.


Answer by  prissymissy (1895)

You will need to buy some clippers to prune the bushes with. Make sure they are sharp and that you wear gloves. Prune back the dead buds. You will also need to prune any branches that have not produced flowers yet.


Answer by  Allie64 (19)

Prune roses in late winter/early spring by cutting diseased/damaged wood. Choose 3-6 "canes" to keep and cut off all the others at a 45 degree angle.


Answer by  Latin4 (11170)

If the rose bushes are to overgrown, cut each limb back about 3 inches. Any straggly limbs cut off. This will give the bush a chance to fill out.

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