Job in the garden

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mikhurram
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Re: Job in the garden

Post by mikhurram » September 23rd, 2013, 9:15 pm

Pruning is also a must to remove old unproductive shoots and encourage new growth. Also it makes air to circulate better through foliage and minimize pest and disease problems. The timing and degree of pruning would be dictated by the type of roses i.e it would be different for Hybrid Tea Variety, Flordibunda and Shrub Roses.

A simple principle of pruning is that we have to cut down dead stems entirely, cut back weak stems and least of strong shoots.

-Hybrid Teas and Floribunda require heavy pruning almost to the stumps-10-15 cm from the ground.
-Shrub roses, English Roses and Old Fashioned Varieties require only light pruning to maintain a tidy shape.

I have given a detailed reply on the following thread
viewtopic.php?f=59&t=2702&start=20

UMARKHANMARDAN
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Re: Job in the garden

Post by UMARKHANMARDAN » September 23rd, 2013, 11:38 pm

Yes Khurran you are right pruning is very important to improve air circulation, keeping the bushes in good shape.

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