I have a new eBook that is exclusive to subscribers of this website.
It’s title is “How to Prune Roses” and is about 13 pages (depending on when you download it) and includes photos.
It’s main purpose is to give you some sort of guidance when it comes to pruning roses. The first time I did it, I went on a 1-day course, and I’m really glad I did. I don’t think I would have had the guts to prune my roses as “drastically” as I was shown.
So, I thought I would share a bit of what I learnt with you. It’s not comprehensive, but rather is to be used as a guide so that when you prune your roses, you have an idea of what to expect, and what the end result should look like.
When do you prune your roses
You should really prune your roses after the last frost (or about 3/4 of the way through winter, if you don’t get frost).
This is to ensure that the new buds that shoot out after pruning are not destroyed by the cold. And believe me, if you’ve never cut your rose bushes right back before, you will be AMAZED at how much new growth happens after a good pruning.
So, in the United States, I would say a safe time for pruning would probably be the middle of February, depending on how cold it is where you are.
And in South Africa, the best time for pruning is in July in the warmer areas, and the middle of August in the cooler areas, like the Cape.
How to prune your roses
So, to download the eBook on pruning roses,
you just need to subscribe to this website (it’s free). You can do so by entering your email address into the box on the top left of this page (in the “Subscribe” section), and clicking the big button that says, you guessed it, “Subscribe“. It’s free to subscribe. All that’s needed is your email address so that you can receive updates to this site whenever they happen. And, at the bottom of each update will be a link to a page containing any exclusive content for subscribers. Other Subscriber Exlusive Content As a side note, there is currently 1 other eBook available for download to subscribers: The Home Made Fly Trap. This eBook gives you a nice little guide to build your own fly trap with things you most probably already have in your kitchen (like syrup, sugar, water and a coke bottle).
Forget the newsletter
Just download the ebook on pruning roses by clicking this link: http://www.houseintohome.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/How-to-Prune-Roses.pdf
If you like it, please tell others, and if you have a website, please share the love by linking to this website 🙂 Every little bit helps in this day and age…
I would also LOVE it if you sent me photos of your roses. Perhaps we could start a gallery here, showing off how you’ve pruned and grown your roses through the year…