Ludwig Taschner
3 minute read
23 Aug 2020
8:21 am

How to get your rose garden in shape

Ludwig Taschner

Sunny days have awakened everyone’s enthusiasm for gardening.

Pink rose bush. Picture: iStock

The summery days and wintery nights are ideal for a good start to the rose season. Roses which have not yet been pruned will have started sprouting and that makes it easy to determine how far to cut back and which twigs to remove. Corrective pruning can also be carried out on roses that were pruned in July. You will quickly see which stems could have been shortened even more or removed. The ideal space between stems is a secateurs width. This allows enough space for stems to shoot and flower. It is also not too late to prune and...