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Waitaki Herald - - HOUSE AND GARDEN -

CHINA ROSES These are pretty roses that flower with con­stant reg­u­lar­ity through­out the sea­son. They form twiggy bushes and are best grown in a sunny spot around the gar­den or in the front of bor­ders. They are not rec­om­mended for shade as plenty of sun­shine is re­quired for them to per­form to their full po­ten­tial. The fo­liage is sim­i­lar to mod­ern roses but smaller and more dainty. They have their own pleas­ant fra­grance. Min­i­mal prun­ing is rec­om­mended. davi­daustin­roses.com

How to prune roses Use sharp se­ca­teurs and cut above an out­ward-fac­ing growth bud.

Use a saw to re­move at the base any hoary old, un­prof­itable canes.

As a rule of thumb, the closer a rose is to a Species (wild) rose, the lighter the prun­ing should be; the closer to a mod­ern rose, the harder

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