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Pruning Roses

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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.

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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

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