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Zone DT6 5BE | Jane Crabb added on November 7, 2021 | Answered

Hi I’m new to gardening and need some help please. I’ve planted some Osteospermum I’ve been dead heading them all summer. They have only just stopped blooming. Do I cut then right back for the winter? I’ve also bought a bare root rose which I’d like to swap with a potted rose Is it ok to do it this time of the year? I’m in the uk,so the weather is very variable Thank you

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Answered on November 8, 2021

Likely your Osteospermum will go dormant. You can leave the dead foliage for winter protection, and cut them in spring to prepare for new growth.

If you are in an area and have a type of rose that goes dormant, then during dormancy is the best time to move roses. Otherwise, spring will be preferred.

Here are some articles for more information:




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