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Bourbon Roses
Flower continuously through the summer and into autumn if given sufficient water.

Bourbons are compact plants which flower spring to autumn on new wood. All double flat flowers and large green foliage. Can be trained onto pillars, espaliered or a spherical shape. Deadhead and light summer prune (i.e. cut off spent bud with stem as though it was going into a vase) to encourage repeat flowering. Peg down "fishing rods" to encourage blooms along the canes. In autumn, shape the bush by reducing the length of the fishing rod by half and cutting the growth back by about half. Remove dead, damaged and diseased wood and twiggy bits.

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