Wollerton Old Hall climbing roses
I have 2 of these, planted just over a year ago, either side of a garden seat and against a fence with horizontal wires. My idea was to train them to curve towards each other and eventually meet on the fence above the seat, so as to enjoy the perfume from all angles whilst having a coffee/sandwich/cake. Perhaps I was being a bit ambitious, but you have to try, don't you? I am now frightened about getting the pruning wrong. I know I have to get the canes as horizontal as possible, but what do I do about the ones that have grown out at right angles from the fence? I've taken out the ones that are rubbing against each other, but don't know if I should trim anything else. Also I think there may be some suckers on one. I'm going to try and put up some photos, so you have a better idea!