In time, almost all plants, especially roses, will need to be pruned. Although you won’t need to prune the roses for at least two years after they have been planted, you will surely have some already grown plants. In what concerns the thorns, you will need to do this early in the spring, after the last hard freeze.

Some of the tools and materials that you will need are:

  • gardening shears
  • alcohol
  • white glue
  • gardening gloves


The first thing you will need to do before you start clipping the thorns is disinfect the gardening shears. Use alcohol to do this. This way you will prevent bacteria to provoke diseases to the plants, like black spots.


You will need to cut the thorns at a 45 degree angle. The slope of the angle needs to be towards the center of the plant. You should always wear gardening gloves.

Sealing the cuts

Sealing the cuts will prevent diseases from affecting your plants. You will need to seal each thorn cut with white glue/carpenter’s glue. Just apply a little glue on each of the cuts.

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