Here’s a BIG reveal. I’ve never known how to prune a rose. And by that I mean old style, with a medical degree in one hand and my hand pruners in the other. Honestly. Rose pruning is well beyond me, and much as I love roses (which is a lot) this is why I’m stressed by old-style roses.
Maybe that’s why my ears pricked up when I first heard about Flower Carpet roses way back when (25 years ago, if I’m counting). They were special for lots of lovely reasons – but I certainly also registered the fact that they would never need fancy pruning.
The first time I stood and watched someone pruning one of these roses I was stunned and euphoric. Why? Because I knew that I could have a rose-filled garden. Because I wouldn’t stress about rose pruning anymore. And because I also suspected that there were a great many gardeners in the world that were like me – rose lovers who were struggling with the pruning side of things. I could see we were all going to be very happy with our Flower Carpet roses.
So if you haven’t seen how non-technical cutting these roses can be, take a look at the library of how-to videos on our Tesselaar website and also those featured at the bottom of this blog. Here you’ll find some no-nonsense gardeners who are happy to show you how to go about the getting things done simply and easily in the garden.