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08-23-2005, 12:07 AM
have a client with those climbing/running roses. they have gotten out of control and need pruning. located in mostly sun with late afternoon/evening shade.

will using the hedge trimmer be okay? time of year? i am hesitate to trim now as we are in mid-90's w/index in low-mid 100's.

I should also mention that portions of them are also invested with some sort of running vine, very fine and easy to pull or rake off roses.


08-23-2005, 01:49 PM
Leave the hedge trimmers for hedges. Prune them back to a side bud. Depending on the variety, they can be pruned up until about Mid -Sept (that's in my area, you may prune later in your area).