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Hello All, Please can you help, do you prune Patio Roses?
Also can anyone tell me when to prune Dogwood shubs I have one Red and one Yellow I guess you do the same to both...... only I would like to move the yellow one and it seems a bit large at the moment. Thanks.



Generally, treat "Patio Roses" much the same as you would any miniature rose: clip them back by about 1/4, and de-tangle them if needed. Heavy pruning isn't normally necessary.

24 Feb, 2011


You don't really prune patio roses as such - take a pair of sharp scissors and cut out any dead or damaged growth, and any crossing stems in the centre if its very crowded. Deadhead the spent flowers properly, by removing stem back to an outward facing leaf each time, taking a couple of inches of stem if necessary.
Cornus grown for stem colour should be cut back to the ground every 2 or 3 years, depending on how vigorous they are - to be carried out mid to late spring, but before the leaves appear - so if you see the leaves just starting or budding, do it then.

24 Feb, 2011


You said it better, Bamboo!

24 Feb, 2011


Thanks once again for all your help,what would I do without you.

24 Feb, 2011

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