There has been a lot of discussion with customers and friends over the last few weeks asking what needs to be done with their roses
Most of mine are budding again so any hard cutting back should be delayed.
Continue with cutting back any dead wood, keep dead heading and where flower heads have passed their best, cut back down to the second or third bud from bottom of that stem.
All hard pruning and renovation can be done in late winter/early spring and I will of course give you the details then
In addition to this, go and buy yourself a bag of well rotted manure(horse, cow, chicken – doesn’t really matter) and place a load around the base so that you cover the crown. This is to help protect from frosts and the colder weather. If you need anything more specific, post your question here. Thanks

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About nickbarban

RHS Qualified Horticulturalist and Garden Coach. I have been maintaining, designing and buidling gardens since 2002. With the company's 10 year anniversary coming up this year Im planning a whole host of stuff to give back, including blogging. Im here to answer your questions, give advice and just natter about anything to do with your garden. I'll be posting pictures and video and Id likr to see your gardens too. Nick Barban

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