When the forsythia bloom, roses are cut. But how? Important is a sharp pair of scissors, which leaves a clean cut. First remove diseased, dead and frostbitten wood.
Floribunda roses can have three or four young shoots and can be cut back at 20 to 40 cm (8 - 16 inches) above an outward facing bud. Shorten miniature roses to 10 to 15 cm (4 - 6 inches).
Shrub roses are not cut until several years after planting. After that, only now and then thin out by removing some older drives at ground level. In addition, shorten shoots by a third.
Cut the crown of a long stems and special forms down to about 20 - 30 cm (8 - 12 inches).
Climbers that flower often get a light pruning in spring. With one-time flowering climbing roses, completely cut the oldest instincts every few years only. Otherwise shorten them a little after flowering.
Now is the right time to deploy rose fertilizer. It continues to release its active ingredients for months. The plants flower profusely and stay healthier when they are supplied with sufficient nutrients. (Foto 5: TKJ1966 / pixelio.de)