Our climbing rose has keeled over
Well not entirely keeled over, more like the top section got blown over in the high winds last month.
It's HUGE and was growing up the side of the neighbours garage so provided an excellent cover for the nasty concrete, but the top section got damaged and it now sits like a rather sad hunched over old man a shadow of it's former self.
It doesn't look like it was attached by any artificial means, so I assume they climb up the wall??
I can't get into it to attach any string to tie it back, and it's so huge it would be easier to manoever a ocean liner than this, plus I will get obliterated by thorns.
So what are my options, should I cut it down now or risk it getting further damaged? Or should I wait until the autumn and hope it hangs on by a thread for the next four months, will it damage it if I start hacking now? I don't really want to, but the bottom now has no light so looks a bit flowerless
I'm gutted, the majority is absolutely FULL of flowers it looked amazing it's so healthy I worry it will never be the same again
I'm a gardener newby BTW hence a probably basic question!!