They may be turned and bent into position and held into place.
Prune ground cover roses to keep them in the available space. With Flower Carpet varieties, cut back to about 12 inches in order to rejuvenate. Ideally, cuts should be made about ¼ inch above an outward facing bud at an angle of 45 degrees. Sep 21, Prune away dead or dying growth on the rose bush. Cut out any canes that overlap or rub each other; cut back these portions of growth to where they join the main cane of the bush.
When pruning other areas of the bush, make the cut (s) above any buds. Do not remove the buds, as this will be be where new growth sprouts.
Apr 08, If only a few canes were produced, cut them back to several feet above the ground. Train these canes horizontally to your fence, wire or trellis. Winter pruning of these roses should be kept to only removing suckers coming from below the bud union, twiggy and dead growth, and leaves and rose hips (seed pods).
Pruning Nearly Wild Shrub Rose.
Remove all dead or twiggy growth extending from the bud union.
I have Nearly Wild rose bushes that are scraggly and I wonder if I could trim them in winter? Wait until late winter or early spring after severe weather has passed to do major pruning. You will be able to remove winter damage first and then shape whatever growth is alive and healthy. Plus the plants will soon begin to grow and the pruning cuts will close quickly.
Remove any shriveled, diseased or broken stems and other wood.
Prune away dead or dying growth on the rose bush.
Cut off twigs or branches that rub across or cross each other. Leave three to five strong, healthy branches, each 6 to 8 inches long, when cutting back hybrid tea roses. Leave eight to 10 branches on floribundas, each 8 to 12 inches long.