>> Wednesday, July 20, 2011
A yearly chore which I don't really look forward to but has to be done. Nowadays I have gotten smarter. I know roses are very hardy and whichever way you prune them, they come out smelling like roses - it doesn't hurt them.
So... instead of taking a week to prune all the roses, I have shorten the time to just 2 days.
First I use the hedge clipper and lopper to give them a quick haircut. Then I go round with the secateur for a tidy up. I started yesterday and this morning, all done - all 30+ of them. Had to hurry as there is a band of bad weather coming from tomorrow !
Less to prune this year as I dugged out 6 of the not so pretty ones.