Posted: 20/04/2013 at 12:00
I'm only just pruning mine now, much later than I normally would as I'm near the south coast.
They've put on so little growth though, my reasoning is if it feels a month later than usual to us temperature wise, it probably does to them too.
I've not taken as much off as I normally would with the hybrid teas, because I'm pruning to invigorate them, not exhaust them if they've already put all that energy into new growth already. I also tend to prune as I pick roses or deadhead during the summer, back to the next outward facing bud, so didn't have to cut much or anything off now anyway on the english roses.
I'm only just doing the climbers too, but am just tipping the dead bits off really as they're mostly only a year or two old.
I hope I get away with it, I have lots of roses & want lots of blooms!