Pruning roses, anyone have before & after photos?
I've just pruned my roses for the season and I'm almost done. I still have a couple of dead stubs that I want to go back and remove with a pruning saw. I did find myself wondering......
What a well pruned rose looks like?
I felt like I was cutting off a lot of dead wood and I wonder why do I have so much dead wood? Am I doing something wrong or is that expected?
I also don't see any new growth from the ground around the main trunk and where are new branches going to come from?
How many branches is the right amount to make a good base structure?
And last...is there some point that you feel you should just replace a rose with a new one?