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When and how to prune a climbing rose.

Valley GardenerValley Gardener Rhondda ValleyPosts: 2,351
I have a really nice climber called "Mushimara" which has been blooming pretty much all summer and still has loads of buds.It's only grown to about four feet,and I'm wondering when and how to prune it. I've tried Google but it's not mentioned in Red roses.
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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,385
    edited September 2018
    Not a rose I know but from this http://inmygarden.eu/en/qr/00113 it's not likely to grow into a huge climber

    Without a photo I can't say but there may well be no need to prune it at the moment.  Climbing roses aren't necessarily pruned every year like bush roses.   It's more of a thing to do as the plant gets older and then you prune out the old canes as they are replaced with newer growth.  

    If you train the main stems as horizontally as possible it'll produce more side shoots which will grow upwards and produce the flowers next year.  

    This should give you the general idea  https://paulzimmermanroses.com/gardening/training-roses/training-climbing-roses-on-a-trellis/
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  • Valley GardenerValley Gardener Rhondda ValleyPosts: 2,351
    Thank you Dove,as you say it's not really big enough to need pruning.I've got it to go up and maybe over an arch.
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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,385
    An arch or a pillar ... that sort of training is explained very clearly here

    https://paulzimmermanroses.com/gardening/training-roses/pillaring-a-climbing-rose/

    I love his videos ... they explain it all so well  :)
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  • Valley GardenerValley Gardener Rhondda ValleyPosts: 2,351
    Argh! It says not safe to look!
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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,385
    Doesn’t seem to be a problem for me but try putting Paul Zimmerman rose videos into Google ... you’ll get several different options and I’m sure there’ll be one on pillaring a rose that you can access  :)
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