Training climbing roses
Hi, hope someone can help a new gardener...planted a climbing rose, Generous Gardener, up a pergola last autumn. Problem is i am not sure how to train it to climb up the pergola leg - have been using sticks and string to tie in all the branches and gently putting the branches around the leg. But... having read up i think maybe this is wrong and i should be only attaching the main stems and leaving the side shoots free! Hope this makes sense - any help appreciated.