Roses, to produce large and perfect flowers, must be pruned severely every year; hence, the advice given applies to roses of any age, provided that they have been cut back before. Old plants, having been allowed their full development, must, however, not be out back as much as plants that have had an annual shortening in since the beginning, as the cutting back must take place upon wood of the previous year's growth. Old bushes must be dealt with more sparingly, the superabundance of old wood reduced, and the young shoots shortened in. Running roses must be pruned upon the spur system, leaving the main branches untouched, but reducing the laterals to two or three eyes each. Spring blooming Moss Roses should not be pruned back too much in winter; they are best trimmed after the flowers have passed in summer. Tea and China Roses, from their peculiar habit, may be pruned less than Hybrids, a class which will seldom give flowers showing their full perfection, unless the wood is annually renewed. This severe annual pruning will, however, exhaust the plant after six or eight years, but, in compensation in thus shortening their existence, a much more perfect blooming is secured than could be expected if plants are left unpruned.Ex.