It’s time to prune roses

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  1. Wear gloves as a precaution against scratches by thorns. Picture: Supplied
  2. Experts such as Ludwig Taschner agree that how you prune a rose is not half as important as making sure that the job is done. Picture: Supplied
  3. If you prune now you will have superb flowers in October. Picture: Supplied
  4. The main aim of pruning roses is to ensure quality blooms this summer. Picture: Supplied
  5. The main aim of pruning roses is to prevent bushes from degenerating into a mass of weak stems that bear poor quality blooms. Picture: Supplied

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