This method is suitable for climbing roses. Sometimes it can be hard to distinguish between a climbing rose and a rambling rose. The easiest way to tell the difference is to take note of the flowering time. A climbing rose will repeat-flower almost all summer and well into autumn, while a rambling rose flowers only once, usually in June.
This method is also suitable for climbing roses (including miniature cultivars), boursault, noisette and climbing bourbon roses.
To prune other types of roses, see our advice topics below;