It must be nice where you are. Winter here, no garden work until April
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Here is how to prune roses:
Moving plants and shrubs can typically be done in late winter to early spring. Contact your local Ag Extension for free local assistance.
I am in zone 9 and prune in late January to early February and have my first blooms by Easter. Here are my roses as of this morning.
Agree with above, if you are experiencing winter conditions wait until spring. Ive planted a tree in late February. When your local nursery stock reappear ps you will know its time.
Winter care for roses may depend on your planting zones -weather conditions.
I am in zone seven and I leave my roses as is.
In general, you will be pruning just before the plant breaks dormancy after spring's final frost. This will be early in the year in warm climates, and anytime between January and April in cold climates.
Hi Emma, Early spring or late fall is the time to do these moves, that way the plants and shrubs don't get shocked because they are dormant, and the trick to pruning the rose back is only 1/2 of the new growth, but if you want it smaller, do it in late faff or early spring as well. Hope this helps