o How do I prune my bush roses?

Four Easy Steps to Pruning

  • Cut out all dead canes right to the ground

  • Cut out all diseased canes or ones damaged by rubbing against others, back to healthy wood. Healthy wood when cut looks like a green apple.

  • Remove any stems thinner than a pencil thickness as they will only produce poor blooms.

  • Prune back the canes left according to the type of rose. A general rule of thumb for most bush roses is cut back by one third.

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