Rose 'Paul's Scarlet'

How To Dead Head And Prune Roses After They Have Finished Flowering

Rose 'Paul's Scarlet'

Enjoy a second flush of roses in early autumn by pruning in summer

A little light pruning in summer after your rose has finished flowering can often produce a second flush of flowers in later summer/early autumn.

You will need:

  • secateurs



Once they have finished flowering cut the stems back by about a third to a half; do this at the same time as you dead head instead of just removing the spent flower.

Cut back to a healthy outward facing leaf node.

Feed with a rose fertiliser to encourage new growth and remember to keep it well watered in any dry periods.

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Angela Slater
Daughter of a farmer so always used to producing something from the earth, whether it was animals or garden produce. Along with my work at Hayes Garden World I also have a smallholding, mainly breeding rare breed pigs. I also keep a few hens and grow vegetables for my own personal use. I gained a BSc in Conservation and Environmental Land Management. As a result of this I have a keen interest in environmentally friendly gardening.