pruning rosebush?

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Expat Badger

pruning rosebush?

Have a garden now that came with new house, that i have no idea what to do with. Mostly grass thank god, but a few plants that i'm sure i should do something with for winter...at least i think so!?!!?

Not sure what most of the plants are, but one is a rosebush.

what should i do to it? Prune it? If so how much?

will have to take photos of rest of plants and go to garden centre, cap in hand

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Daisy Chain

If it's a big straggly rose bush...

then prune the branches to about half their length to stop the wind catching it and loosening the roots during the winter.
If it's just a normal sturdy bush, then don't prune it until March when you see the first growth on it as the frost might blacken any cut ends and you will have to cut off more than you should. As for the rest of the shrubs, general rule is prune evergreens in the sutumn and deciduous at first sign of growth in the spring, again about mid March.
Herbaceous plants are usually starting to die down for the winter about now so just cut the brown bits off and cover with some cheap compost to give the roots a bit of winter protection.
BBC Gardener's World is a useful site for advice. Good luck.
Daisy x

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Expat Badger

rosebush

that's great - thanks for the info. Pretty small bush at the moment. Everything gone brown already - snowed a few times so we are a bit ahead here!

 
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