Don't miss out!

Subscribe to our Free Newsletter and get the latest from Sun Gardening:

Close

We and our advertising partners use cookies on this site. Please see our Terms of Use for further details.

Sun Gardening

Subscribe | About | T&C | Part of garden.help

Diagnose plant problems and treat garden pests

Gardening News

General Help

Specialists

Have a go...

Win and Save

Interactive Tools

Plant Doctor


More...

Home / Projects /

Pruning Roses


Difficulty: / 5

You will need: Secateurs, String, Spray

Climbing roses look great against a wall, fence or grown as a column adding height and interest to garden. You can give yours a head start in spring by pruning out any unwanted, damaged or diseased growth. Trim the flower bearing laterals back to about four buds before training and tying in the main shoots. When the new growth starts, begin spraying to control blackspot, mildew and rust, as most fungicides work better as a protective coating over the leaves before any fungal disease has chance to establish.

Best time to do it:

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec

Step One:

Prune out dead wood

Step 1 of Pruning Roses

Step Two:

Shorten lateral shoots

Step 2 of Pruning Roses

Step Three:

Tie-in main stems

Step 3 of Pruning Roses

Step Four:

Spray to combat disease

Step 4 of Pruning Roses

Related FAQs


Ask a gardening question:


Looking for more garden ideas for this month? Try another project or watch a gardening video for some more inspiration.

Latest Gardening News



Gardening Projects for October


Learn about How to clean your pots
Learn about  How to: Maintenance Pruning
How to clean your pots

Difficulty: 1 / 5

How to: Maintenance Pruning

Difficulty: 2 / 5

Learn about How to keep Containers Well-Drained
Learn about How to plant through weed-suppressing membrane

Gardening Ideas


Watch Now...

Top 50 Best Bad Gardening Jokes
Top 50 Best Bad Gardening Jokes

Plant Specialists

Diagnose orchid plant problems and improve orchid care
Orchid Doctor
Diagnose fruit plant pests and fruit plant problems
Soft Fruit Doctor
Do a soil test to find out your soil type
Soil Doctor
Diagnose pest and disease problems with fruit trees and bushes.
Top Fruit Doctor


Gardening Tools

Learn which plant pests attack which types of fruit.
Fruit Pests
Learn when and how to prune different types of plants
Pruning Guide
Learn which plants will grow in your soil
Soil pH Guide
Learn when and how to plant different vegetable seeds
Vegetable Planting Guide