Rose Types

Pruning Roses

Dead-heading is defined as the elimination of pale and discolored flowers before seeds grow in them. It is a kind of summer or rather pruning on a daily routine. The conventional suggestion is to incise the flower with its stem backwards to a bud turned outwards, the bud being over a five-leaflet or seven-leaflet leaf.

This norm is most applicable to the aggressive plants. For frail and feeble plants you will not wish to incise to such an extent. It is essential to remember that elimination of wood also means the removal of an amount of the food forming capacity of the plant. This is a potent technique for the kinds of rose plants that flower repeatedly. In rugosa and the other rose shrubs, the hips form a part of the show and hence this might deter you from removing the previous flowers. Here you can remove the dried flowers aside by your hand and leave the hips as they are. It is suggested that you refrain from removing the flowers after the first of October so as to let the plant strengthen for the winter months. The possibility of afflictions like botrytis from attacking the plant can also be reduced by the process of Dead- heading
You will see that the moment you begin discussing about hybrid teas, old garden roses, shrub roses, once-blooming roses, and English roses, the pruning process will appear quite perplexing to you. This will result in either confusion or bad pruning or simply no kind of pruning at all.

It is the kind of rose and also the period of the year when it flowers are the two factors which determine the kind of pruning required and also the quantity of pruning needed. There are certain pruning norms that are used for all kinds of rose plants. However there are some different methods applied as according to the kind of rose concerned. The pruning method becomes subtler as the plant resembles more the actual species rose. This is similar to hybrid teas which require maximum attention and most difficult pruning such that the plant grows healthy and thrives more.

Several kinds of rose plants are available and hence one needs to comprehend the manner in which the rose flower blooms. You can consider the process of pruning as one in which you carry out a few simple jobs and get many jobs done at once. They are the elimination of dead, destroyed or sick wood, enhancement of air movement, shaping and trimming the shrub such that it does not appear messy and also the formation of the nourished blooming wood.

It is in the spring season that most of the pruning is carried out. Several rose cultivators linger till the flowering of the forsythias as it is a fortunate sign for the commencement of the pruning session.

Certain simple and fundamental pruning rules that are applicable to all rose plants are:

* A fresh and pointed tool must be utilized.

* You need to make your cut at an angle of 45 degrees and around ¼ inches above the bud that is turned in the outward direction.. The bud should not be inclined towards the cut.

* Canes that are either dark brown in colour or black or have shrunk need to be eliminated as soon as possible. They are the canes that are either dead or on the brink of demise.

* You can use white glue to fasten the end points of the cuts after you get the cuts made such that cane borers find no empty space to get in.

* Eliminate all the lean and frail canes that have widths lesser than the width of a pencil.

* In case the roses have undergone the process of grafting and you notice sucker development, then immediately do away with it. The most potent way of getting it done is locating the origin of the sucker growth and eliminating it right from its foundation. If you choose to just cut the sucker growth you will notice that many suckers have grown at the point where originally there was just a single.