How to prune species roses

Find out how to prune species roses such as Rosa rugosa, in this video with Monty Don.

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In this Gardeners’ World programme clip, Monty Don shows you how to prune species roses like Rosa rugosa and Rosa gallica with shears. It’s a quick and easy job for September or October. He also provides a handy guide to the differences between a shrub rose and a hybrid tea rose, so you can be sure you know what type of rose you have. So don’t be afraid to prune your roses – watch this short video and give it a try now.

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