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By Alextb

London, England Eng

I have a white perfume rose bought last year and didn't flower this year as it concentrated on its growth.

It looks very healthy and is not woody, so do I really need to cut it down, especially after all that growth during the hot Summer, and if i do, then when and where do i take it back to?

All advice welcome

Thanks in advance.



Yes still prune it down [I am assuming its a tea rose type rather than a climber] late feb/march. I reduce the stems down to the 2nd outward facing bud from the bottom. This opens out the structure allowing good air flow and generally a better shape.

27 Dec, 2010


And put some rose fertiliser around the base in Spring.

28 Dec, 2010


Thanks for the advice

29 Dec, 2010

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