Pro­tect roses

The Daily Telegraph - Gardening - - Front Page -

Many roses are still car­ry­ing leaf and flower, mak­ing their branches vul­ner­a­ble in the gales. Th­ese top-heavy stems can lever roots out of the soil as the wind rocks them back and forth, ex­pos­ing the roots and graft. Prune them back now, us­ing sharp se­ca­teurs, even if there’s still lots of leaf. Cut back hy­brid teas to a few inches. Flori­bun­das are best taken down

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