How/where to cut this rose bush please?
In the house I moved in to in summer 2013, there is this rose. Between then and last autumn, I let it grow quite a lot, trailed it up a fence - but I have no idea how to keep a rose and it went horrible - so, in autumn/winter, I cut it right back, to the top of this green branch...
Since then, in the last few weeks, it has begun growing again, not from the green branch but from elsewhere. It looks like it really wants to grow strong from there. (That said, there are a couple of nodules starting on the other side of the green branch, too).
My question - should I cut the green branch off to let the lowest new shoots do their thing? Shall I also remove the rest of the redundant bark/branches?
Is there any risk of disease to exposed branch joints left behind after hacksawing/secaturring?
I aim to keep this bush much smaller and healthier this season.
Thanks for your help!