Where to prune??

Hi Everybody, I am just looking for some answers for pruning to encourage one bloom per stem.I have read that you have to prune above a five-leaf let to get this result.After doing that for the last two years , I have tons of roses yet all in clusters, that their weight causes the branch to bend and eventually break.
Clusters are great I'm not complaining, yet al I want is single blooms!! Any ideas??
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There it sounds as though you need to focus on three things here; The type of rose; pruning; and disbudding.
The type of rose variety you need for a single bloom per stem is the 'Hybrid Tea Rose', it does sound as though you may have some floribunda types with all those clusters you refer to.
The pruning can take many forms to achieve what you are after but to keep your bushes healthy and constantly young looking you will need to follow a fairly strict annual routinr of pruning.
To ensure of your single bloom per stem even with the 'Hybrid Tea Rose' it will be necessary to disbud your stems so as to leave the one main bud.
All of these matters are discussed and pictorial details are provided on the Bexrose Web Site at:- http://home.btconnect.com/cadoss/bexrose
Hope this helps.
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