Pruning rose bushes/plants - do it now or wait another few weeks?

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  1. Passport1

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    Hi
    Is it still too early to prune back my rose bushes/plants now or should I leave it for another few weeks until the temperatures increase a bit more ?
    Thoughts?
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    Where roughly do you live ?

    They are all starting into growth if me I would do now

    @wiseowl advice please
     
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    Thanks for reply and recommendation
    Im in Dublin in republic of Ireland
    Thanks
     
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      yes do now , outward facing bud so its not facing into the fence or the middle of the bush do a slight angle so the rain can drip off quickly , any crossing branches or thin straggly branches cut at least half the length , what type of roses are they bush , climbing etc .
       
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        Thanks
        They are bush
        I have 4 of them placed at various places within the beds
        None of them are against the wall
        Thanks
         
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          • Passport1

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            Thanks for the diagram
            So, Is it ok to cut the center stalks/branches pretty low down near the gound and have the other ones pruned back bit higher
            Thanks
             
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              yes, so looks like a brandy goblet/glass when you have finished if you make a mistake dont worry , apple tree, gooseberry, are grown the same way its to let air and light in , which helps to stop mildew and promotes healthy growth and more flowers

              They would appreciate a granular rose food and good mulch over the soil afterwards, roses are hungry plants. And a healthy vigorous plant has less problems with diseases.

              Spruce
               
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                Good evening @Spruce I'm to late but what can I say good sound advice from a wise Spruce;):blue thumb:
                 
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                  Thanks all for reply and help. Roses pruned back. Thanks again for your help
                   
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                    I didn't get round to doing mine, is it too late
                     
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                      End of May is the most suitable moment for pruning rose shrubs. It's important to wait til your frost threat is over and then prune, or plant new roses.
                       
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                        Good morning @Rhana Thompson I respectfully suggest that we had better agree to disagree on you stating end of May is best for pruning,but thank you for your post my friend:smile:
                         
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                          Pruning in May will take away newly forming flower buds, sorry, but it's much to late Rhana.
                           
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