Posted: 26/09/2015 at 10:24
You do need to give some of the side shoots time to produce flower buds, I think you may be cutting too early. Second flushes do take time to come, but patience is the key, a good feed after the first flush usually quickens the production of a second flush and roses will go on producing flowers right into the early winter depending on temperature. Never be too hasty to cut back, even if it seems out of control as you can always leave the pruning to late winter. Pruning later gives you more mature stems which always produce more flowers next year.