Now is a great time to prune or renovate climbing roses. One question that I am often asked is how far apart to space my wires to support my climbing rose?
My rule of thumb is to position the first wire 45cm from the ground and subsequent wires 30cm apart.
Once your support is in place the first job is to cut out the dead, diseased and dying branches. Tie in any new shoots to fill in the gaps and prune any side shoots that have flowered last year to four buds or a third of they're length.