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Pruning Elmshorn, Carabella and Cousin Essie

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Pruning Elmshorn, Carabella and Cousin Essie

Post by Barbara B on 4th August 2014, 17:03

Hi,
what's the best way to prune the roses of the type in the topic heading? They have so many stems each year. Do people cut them out and just leave a few, or do they shorten all of them, or do they just let them grow?
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Re: Pruning Elmshorn, Carabella and Cousin Essie

Post by The Lazy Rosarian on 5th August 2014, 07:34

Hi Barbara, long time no see. As for your questions, are they cutting grown or budded

Elmshorn, as it does get large, I would bring it back to a manageable height, maybe 3ft, take out any useless canes.
Carabella, because of it's fragrance and where it might be planted/size, I would only remove unwanted any old canes(unsightly) and twiggy growth if it has
any.
Cousin Essie, again because of it fragrance I would only tidy it up.

Hope this helps,
Regards David.
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Re: Pruning Elmshorn, Carabella and Cousin Essie

Post by Barbara B on 5th August 2014, 08:34

Thanks David. I'm still around. I check back in every so often. I still have maybe 200 or so roses - I noticed while pruning that the pesky possums are back and I need a few more roses. I lost a few because it's been very wet here. I hope all is well with you and yours.
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