Borders re-edged and dead wood cut out of floribunda rose bush

The borders have been re-edged and dead wood cut out of a floribunda rose bush … and there’s been more clearing up of fallen leaves.

At the front of the house there is a floribunda rose bush. This month I was chopping the dead wood out of it, writes the Uckfield News Anonymous Gardener.

Dead wood removed from a floribunda rose bush

Dead wood removed from a floribunda rose bush

You can tell the wood is dead because if you cut into it the inside is brown and not green. It is important to take the dead wood out so that the bush can continue to grow.

In the back garden I have been going around the borders raking the leaves out and re-edging it.

When the leaves fall a lot of them get caught in bushes in the border. If left they would go mouldy, which could cause some plants to die.

Re-edging the borders now will mean that in the Spring the lawn will look neat as it has clear cut edges.

Snow, halted gardening work but did make for some good pictures. Click on one and scroll through them.

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