Hello! An answer to your question: Hello, I have about 600 rosa damascena in...
Hello! An answer to your question: Hello, I have about 600 rosa damascena in the ground for commercial purposes, (rosewater distillation). they are now 3 year old. just finished harvesting (4 weeks season). We usually do the pruning in January. the question is: can we prune now in June for the purpose of rooting the cutlings so we can plant a large batch next October/November? summers here are long (4 months no rain), so we surely will water the planted cutlings so that they form roots. But is there any danger on the mother plant if pruned early summer? for example does it get invaded by insects or fungal disease? thanks a lot.. TONY
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