I have always pruned my own roses. I like to prune lightly and I always prune to an outside eye.
My roses have grown well and I always buy a few new ones each year so my rose bushes have grown considerably both in number and in size.
Not surprisingly, when pruning time came around this year, the prospect of pruning them myself was a little daunting.
In the past, I have always spread my rose pruning over a few days – a system that made my job a lot easier. But the downside is that it affects the blooming time if you prune at different times. This year I didn’t want to stagger the pruning as I want to have a big flush of roses in October.
In addition to this, my Mr Lincoln has grown to an enormous height – about 17 -20 feet and the canes are not canes but veritable tree trunks. The thought of pruning this monster was more than a little daunting.
So these are all my reasons for deciding to call in: Read more →