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New to roses - what to do in Fall and when to prune?

15 years ago

Hi -

I am very new to gardening and bought a home full of flowers. We have several rose (bushes?) on our property and I'm not sure what to do to take care of them over the winter.

I have several roses that don't appear to be "bushes", but a few canes coming out of the ground. I got very little flowering this past summer, mostly because I didn't have time to figure out what to do when we moved in. Now it is Fall and I'm not sure what I should do. Should I prune now or in the spring? Should I be putting down any mulch or fertilizer.

I also have a beautiful ramber, or climber and I have the same questions. We had beautiful flowers on this plant. There are quite a number of canes on this one.

Any help would be appreciated!!


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