Caring for espaliered roses

We have 5 espalier rose bushes that need pruning. Does anyone have a trusted gardner who knows how to take care of roses and is available? 

Parent Replies

New responses are no longer being accepted.

if the espalier shape is in relatively good condition (meaning the majority of the tree is growing out horizontally and not vertically) and you already have the wires/stakes in, simple maintenance is easy enough to do on your own.  I recommend looking up Monty Don/Gardeners' World videos on how to train and maintain espalier trees.  It is a UK gardening program and they have a very helpful website but also many video clips on You Tube.  The key thing to remember is that cuts in summer (too late this year) will stunt growth, and cuts in winter (too early right now) will likely stimulate it.  So if a branch is not properly trained and growing up, the best time to tackle may be in the summer.  Good luck!