Pruning to delay blooming a little????
My roses are ahead of schedule this year- tiny buds have already appeared on a few, but the largest buds are not even the size of peas.
I will be out of town for the rest of this month and am worried they might bloom thheir big flush while i'm gone. My hubby has no interest in the blooms so they'd be wasted! i am considering pruning my roses back - to delay the big flush on my English roses, especially.
Would this work ok, or am i missing something? I don't want to shoot myself in the foot and insure no big flush this year.
My Gertrude jekyll hasnt filled out very well anyway with most of her growth at her tips and i'd like her to fill in.