One of the most important ways to care for roses is to cut them back in the summer after they have bloomed. This offers various advantages.
in the June and July are when roses are at their peak. Around this time, most rose plants develop their impressive blossoms in all colors and shapes, which makes every hobby gardener’s heart beat faster. Once the roses have faded, it’s time to cut them back. And not just because withered flower heads in the garden are a sad sight.
That is why faded roses must be cut back
If you remove faded flower heads, your rose bush will be stimulated to form new flowers and the flowers will grow evenly. In addition, fungal infections and other rose diseases are prevented. “If faded flowers are not cut off, the rose grows old. It loses its willingness to bloom and vitality. In this way, the plant no longer develops new shoots in the lower area,” informs the garden portal Plantopedia. Growth and bud development are stunted as the plant wastes its energy producing seeds. Incidentally, this also applies to other flowers such as geraniums, which is why you should always remove faded flowers. So get to the pruning shears!
Instructions: How to cut faded roses
The right way to proceed with pruning depends on the type and variety of rose:
- Roses once blooming: This type of rose develops its flowers only on the previous and perennial shoots. Therefore, they are cut back immediately after flowering in summer. Renewed shoots mature by winter and then produce new rose blossoms the following year. “At Cut shrub roses Back the high, faded shoots back to their normal height, while cutting back the side shoots a little more,” advise the experts from Gartenjournal.net. at Rambler and cascade roses long shoots are shortened and older branches are cut out down to the base.
- Frequently blooming roses: The shoot will be up on the next fully developed leaf (five to nine parts) cut back. The one- to three-part leaf sitting directly under the flower does not count and should be removed. With the right pruning, your rose will become a stimulated renewed flowering.
- Perennial Roses: This variety of roses constantly sprout again. The faded branch is simply cut out directly above the new shoot. After deeper topiary, it may take a little longer before the next bloom.
Cut about half a centimeter before the shoot and always make the cut at an angle – this allows rainwater to run off better. The weather should be warm and dry. If you still have time afterwards, you should definitely cut your berry bushes as well – they need pruning in July.
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Which roses not to cut
wild roses Incidentally, they are not cut back, just like roses that produce rose hips. Otherwise you will deprive yourself of the magnificent fruits in autumn. Autumn is also the best time to plant roses. (as)
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