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How much do you cut back on climbing roses?

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10/07/2007

If the plant's basic structure has been established, then just remove dead stems and one or two older shoots at the base, then shorten side shoots to about 3 inches or 8cm. The main stems that have flowered at the end are also cut back to the nearest side shoot, but all other main stems are left as they are.