Old garden roses are sometimes called heirloom roses. They are roses developed beforewhen modern hybrid tea roses were introduced. Old garden roses do not need extensive pruning in fall. Hard-pruning can ruin their shapes and reduce their flowering.
Jan 17, 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). Sep 21, Pruning roses in the fall should be done lightly and only as necessary to help them see their way through the winter disease-free and without damage.
In warm and temperate climates, fall pruning is minimal. Some people like to prune their roses in the fall. If you are covering your roses up for the winter and protecting them with burlap or a wire cage stuffed with leaves, pruning will be necessary to reduce the size of the rose.
Jul 22, Just re-reviewed your rose pruning video because my husband’s friend gave my beautiful roses a chop down for the fall.
He did clean away a lot of dead wood. He says that I should give them a shot of fertilizer now (fall), before freezing weather (I live in Chicago), cover them with leaves and a protecting bucket (I have styrofoam rose covers).Estimated Reading Time: 8 mins.