Hor­ti­cul­tural aide mem­oire

No. 32: Prune ram­bler roses

Country Life Every Week - - In The Garden -

A ram­bler rose trained up a wall is sub­ject to a sim­ple enough prun­ing regime. Have a good look over the whole thing and you’ll see that there are dis­tinct old and new shoots. Un­tie the shoots and lay the com­plete struc­ture on the ground. Cut out en­tirely a third or so of the old­est, thick­est, wood­i­est and there­fore least pro­duc­tive shoots. You may need lop­pers in or­der for your will to pre­vail. Then, shove the frame­work back up onto the wall and tie in each shoot to the wires, spac­ing them out el­e­gantly while you have the op­por­tu­nity.


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