I have a healthy Red Pierre de Ronsard climbing rose which is producing a lot of fast growing shoots that look like suckers but are not coming from below the graft. Any advice, please?
11 April 2019 07:19 AM
sounds like the rose is replacing its laterals as they normally do. pruning of climbing roses, and knowing which laterals to retain can be a bit tricky compared to bush-type roses. best recommendation is to get a copy of the Yates Roses Book which has lots of detailed pruning advice and diagrams that explain the whole process much more easily than we can here.