Monty Don, best known for Gardeners’ World, often shares gardening tips within his monthly blogs. This month, he told gardeners to prune back their climbing roses as well as tips on how to do so.
“The main stems should be fanned out at an equidistance as horizontally as possible, tying them to wires or a trellis.
“Then all the side shoots growing from these main stems – which produced this year’s flowers – can be reduced to a short stub of a couple of leaves.
“The effect should be a tracery of largely horizontal growth with pruned side-shoots running along their length.
“Finally make sure it is all tied firmly in to avoid winter damage.”
Gardeners often face multiple problems when it comes to roses as they can suffer from a range of different problems.
This includes replant disease, rose dieback, rose black spot, rose powdery mildew and one rust.
Rose black spot is a common problem which sees the rose faced with a fungal disease where purple or black spots develop on the leaves, causing them to drop.
To help get rid of the issue, the RHS recommends collecting and destroying fallen leaves in the autumn, or burying under a layer of mulch.
The website reads: “Prune out all stem lesions in spring before leaves appear.
“These actions will help delay the onset of the disease, but are of limited value because spores are bound in on wind-blown rain from elsewhere.”