Pruning climbing rose, what do I do?
I have a "Generous Gardener" climbing rose that I planted last spring. It grew well and in mid summer a vigorous stem started to climb the arch rapidly along with a bushy base. I'm not sure what I need to do now with regard to pruning. Do I leave the tall stem and prune out the smaller ones or do I cut back the vigorous stem and leave the smaller bushy base, or do I leave it to it's own devices. Help please!
In an ideal situation, that very tall cane that it threw up, would be better to train at an angle, so you get shoots appear further down, but that isn't possible with your support structure, so just leave it be..