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Name: Sharlene
St. Gallen - Switzerland (Zone 6a)
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sunnyvalley
Jan 27, 2017 10:01 AM CST
Hi Annie, pegging is a very effective way of dealing with any roses that make long stems not only OGR's. And from my own experience, you do get more blooms.
Another option is the 'Sissinghurst' method of pruning. I tried it out last year and was quite happy with the results, have a look at:
https://goo.gl/images/yu035Z
https://sissinghurstcastle.wor...

BTW temps are just above freezing and the sun came out - first time since 16 Jan!!!
Name: Annie
Waynesboro, PA (Zone 6a)
Cat Lover Keeper of Poultry
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LysmachiaMoon
Jan 27, 2017 6:17 PM CST
I usually do a light rose pruning in the autumn, in October, then another tidy in early spring in case we have a severe late winter and there are dead bits to remove.

We're all over the map with our weather here. We went from a high of 60F a couple of days ago to a high of only 35F today with light snow. Everything is out of balance.
The end is nothing, the journey is all.
Name: Sharlene
St. Gallen - Switzerland (Zone 6a)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
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sunnyvalley
Jan 27, 2017 10:57 PM CST
I agree Even my mom in SA moans that everything is out of balance!

My autumn rose pruning is minimal. Basically just cutting back canes that might get damaged by snow and wind. I do my main pruning in spring.I have mostly HT's so I prune those quite radically.

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