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Larry Busbee

As a Master Gardener in NW Florida we advise pruning roses mid-February. (Can you remember Valentine's Day for roses?!)

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Mozart Gauthier

hgoodwin01 This video pretty much covers it https://m.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=zhOoWKNGT2I. Getting rid of ivy is a pain and time consuming (I’ve done it). And the advice on severing the plant from its roots and poisoning it (where possible to save time and if you do not have an issue with using glysophate) first are necessary if you don’t want to destroy whatever the plant is clinging to. Finally, you will have to dig up all the roots if you want to get rid of it permanently.

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sharoncalv
I’ve found that for some trees/shrubs/hedges that are vigorous growers, pruning in late winter or early spring stimulates too much growth in spring. I once heard on a garden show to prune weak parts of a hedge in winter and strong parts in summer (easy to remember weak/winter and strong/summer). Identifying the purpose of the pruning (e.g., to reduce size versus to stimulate growth) helps determine when to prune.
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