Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Radical Pruning Of The Rosa banksiae 'Lutea'

Last year the Rosa banksiae 'Lutea' was treated to a hard prune, but as it turned out, not hard enough! (See blog entry 8th August 2012, 'At The Top Of The Tallest Ladder'.) This year a radical prune was decided upon, with Simon, encouraged by Ali, known as 'Radical Ali' when it comes to pruning, giving the rose this very heavy prune. As this rose flowers on the old wood and the previous years growth, pruning should have taken place immediately after flowering, June, allowing the new growth to mature. This radical prune will effect the amount of flowers seen next year but, by 2015, the display should be back to its best, covered in clusters of pale yellow flowers.

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