Pruning begins about the middle of June, a little bit earlier for climbers but delayed until into July where severe frosts are expected.
Cut the bush back by at least half and remove all dead and weak canes. Make sure that the centre of
the bush is open to let in the summer sun. Remove all dead leaves and if possible all remaining mulch which will be holding all the overwintering fungal spores. Do not put it in the compost bin. Bag it and put in the rubbish bin (not the green bin) or burn
it Spray immediately after pruning with Lime Sulphur or copper oxichloride including the ground around the bush to kill all fungal spores.
Lime, Seamungus, compost and blood and bone can be applied at this stage but leave Sudden Impact for
Roses until mid August.
Plant new bare-root roses during July.