Mid-July: prune summer-flowering roses

Prune now to bloom later

The climbing rose in your garden, tea roses in a glass vase, standard roses for the patio.  Everyone loves roses in some way. They are able to seduce you and steal your heart with their magnificent flowers. But as in every relationship, the rose requires a bit of care and attention. 

Pruning your rose  - Thejoyofplants.co.uk

Pruning leads to blooming

If you like to see your roses blooming abundantly every summer, it’s important to prune the rose once you’ve enjoyed the display. For a summer bloomer, mid-July is the perfect pruning time.

But isn’t pruning roses really difficult?

Pruning looks very dramatic, but it is very much worth the effort. By cutting away old shoots and exhausted flowers, you will have a beautiful rose bush over the coming months, as well as the following summer. You can find various tutorials on the Internet to help you get started.

Tip: Pruning roses is easier and more fun if you have the right tools and a nice pair of long gloves. If you’re left-handed, it’s very handy to use special left-handed secateurs.