Cutting roses in summer: important information and further care


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Like so many flowers, roses have to be cut back in the summer. Important is e.g. the pruning of withered shoots. But beware: there is a lot to consider here.

Cutting roses in summer: important information and further care

Of course, the rose, also known as the queen of flowers among lovers, does not get by without care even in summer. Great attention must be paid, for example, to Give the pruning of withered shoots of frequently flowering roses. Because this causes the plant to produce a nice second pile. As a result, you can look forward to wonderfully flowering roses twice a year.

However, for the plant to really produce a second pile, further care work is needed. They help to keep the plants healthy in the summery bed of roses. But what exactly is to do in summer? We have created a small overview for you.

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11 Cut back often flowering roses

In the case of once-blooming "Old Roses", you can leave the withered blossoms quiet, as this is how decorative rosehips develop in autumn. If you do not like the dry inflorescences, you can of course also remove them. For more flowering roses, however, you should definitely grab the scissors. But what is to be considered?

Zurück Cut back shoots with solitary flowers

Cut faded rose petals that stand alone, as in the case of red roses, at least over the first or second mature leaves. Depending on the variety, the fully developed leaves are composed of five to seven leaflets.

➯ On the shoot tip below the flower buds are usually some leaves that are not fully formed. These often only have three pinnate leaves.

❷ Pruning of roses blooming in umbels

A special feature of pruning is in small shrub roses or other flowering in umbels roses. First, break out only individual flowers that have withered. Only then, when the whole umbel has flowered, cut them out completely. The pruning is also done over the first or second mature leaf.

❸ The "cosmetic" pruning

It is not uncommon for some shoots to grow high. However, you can correct the growth with a deeper cut. If such a stronger summer recession takes place, however, then the time of the second flowering moves further backwards.

➯ Important: if you cut back your rose, always place the scissors at a slight angle about half an centimeter above the eye (see here).

1. Cut back the flowering roses

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22 Arm yourself with pruning shears and gloves

Not only should your rose stay healthy, but you too. Therefore, you should always wear suitable gloves when cutting, as it often underestimates the danger posed by the spines. Injuries can quickly form protracted inflammation.

Her rose, on the other hand, likes it very hot. The rose scissors should be polished so well. Only then is the cut smooth and no additional attack surface for pests. It is recommended, for example, also a so-called Rose-Präsentierschere (for example, available here). It can be operated with one hand and holds truncated shoots or flowers. This reduces the risk of injury.

Am Dispose of the rose cut best with the trash. This will prevent fungal spores and pests that are not immediately visible from infecting the compost with diseases.

2. Arm with pruning shears and gloves

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Remove 33 wild drives

Rarely, but sometimes, so-called wild shoots shoot near the roots of the roses. You can distinguish these shoots clearly from the usual, because the foliage is usually light green and the leaves smaller and more pinnate. These wild shoots drive out of the game pad of refined roses. The rootstock is the root of a vigorous and fast growing wild rose. If you do not remove the wild drive, it will overgrow your rose.

Am The best way to tear off wild shoots is at the exit point

The best way to remove the wild shoot is to tear it off at its shootout point (pictured here). Before that, it is advisable to remove the soil until you can see the point of attachment at the root of the rose.

3. Remove wild shoots

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Loosen the floor well again

At the end of the care work, it is advisable to loosen up the soil between the plants regularly. Because rain, irrigation and even entering the surface is compacted and crusted. Therefore, break the clod about 15 centimeters deep with a rose fork. As a result, the soil is better ventilated on the one hand, which benefits the air-hungry roots of the roses.On the other hand, the capillaries are broken in the soil and thus less water evaporates from the soil.

➯ Speaking of water:

For the roses it is important in the summer that they are sufficiently supplied with moisture. Especially younger plants, whose root structure is not yet so well developed, must now be regularly watered. The need is about 10 to 15 liters of water per rose.

How often you need to water depends on the soil conditions. A light (sandy) soil must be watered more frequently in a long dry period than a heavy one (loamy). Learn more about how roses are poured right here.

4. Loosen the floor well again

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