Question: When do I prune my roses?

Answer: Major pruning of bush roses is done in February, before the new growth begins. Climbing roses, particularly the “once-only” spring bloomers, are pruned after their major flush of spring flowers, usually in May. Climbing roses that bloom all through the summer as well may be shaped somewhat in late winter, although the major pruning should probably still be done after the spring flush. More minor shaping and grooming is done all through the season.

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