Dead Rose Heads

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lucky horseshoe
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Dead Rose Heads

Post by lucky horseshoe » Sun Jul 03, 2011 3:54 pm

I have had some lovely white and cream roses, flowering in the garden, they looked so beautiful but now they hang dead and petals falling, should i de head these now? I have googled it and all i can find is about pruning in the spring time. These dead heads look awful.
Thanks x

arborlad
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Re: Dead Rose Heads

Post by arborlad » Sun Jul 03, 2011 4:25 pm

Yes, you should deadhead roses as soon as the bloom is past its best. This will prevent the plant from putting its resources to seed production and should encourage more flowers.
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despair
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Re: Dead Rose Heads

Post by despair » Sat Jul 16, 2011 8:51 am

I have seen advice in the past that you should also cut back the stem along with the dead head of roses

but theres probably several schools of thought on that

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Re: Dead Rose Heads

Post by Conveyancer » Sat Jul 16, 2011 4:54 pm

despair wrote:but theres probably several schools of thought on that
When it comes to gardening there are always several schools of thought.
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