Leaf Pruning - is there such a thing?
It's my roses again, only this time it's the leaves rather than the stems that I'm concerned about. I have many of last year's dark green leaves still clinging onto my Wollerton Old Hall and Shropshire Lad climbing roses. Lots of these leaves have brown and black patches/spots on them. Should I remove them? There are lots of new shoots sprouting on the old canes, - especially WOH. Also some of the old leaves did drop off, but have left the central spine still clinging to the plant. Should I remove those? I know you are told to cut off the tatty old leaves of hellebores, but don't know if the same applies to roses. I await the fruits of your combined knowledge!