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:
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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