In the summer, prune rose bushes to remove dead or diseased branches. Make the cuts one inch below the diseased branch, so only healthy wood remains. Summer is also the time to look for any branches in the center of the bush that are growing across each other.
Prune away the weaker of the branches that cross each other. Jan 19, I really need to prune my roses. However, I have just not been getting around to it. My rose bushes are full of spent blooms. The rose bush in my back yard is spilling over the fence. My rose bushes still have some roses on them. Not quite as much as this picture from years past, but still have a few.
This picture is also from six years ago. Feb 13, Prune to the height you want your rose bush to be, keeping a fairly consistent height throughout.
If it is in the back of a border, leave it a little higher; for the front of a border, trim lower. For hybrid teas in particular, the lower you prune, the bigger the flower and longer the stem - good for cutting and exhibiting.
Apr 11, Asked n Apr 11, When do I trim my rose bush. Answer this question. Jan 17, Rose bushes are beautiful plants that usually produce flowers in the spring. As fall begins, rose bushes usually close up and stop blooming. To maintain the health of your plant, try to cut it down by about ⅓, make your cuts at a 45 degree angle, and cut off any dead or diseased branches that can cause trouble for your plant as the weather gets colder%(4).