Out of Rose Bush
I am new here and am hoping that someone can give me some advice. I have a rose bush in my garden that is badly out of control. Unfortunately I have had issues with a neck injury all summer and have been unable to do much until now.
The bush is well over 20 years old and the base is now just thick stumpy branches covered in thorns. As you will see (hopefully) in the photo, there are two particularly long branches. The other bush that is growing in amongst it is also out of control but I don't know what it is (when it flowers there are lovely wee white flowers up the end of the branches. I don't think you could kill either of them if you tried as they grow like wildfire every year! I want to try and tidy them up but with us coming out of summer, I don't know when I can and how much I should take off. Help please!