Before & After photos of Climbing Rose Bush
Hi GW folks,
I recently tried to prune a climbing rose bush myself. I don't know what kind of rose it is, I didn't plant it. I've only seen it bloom once before and they were standard-looking pink roses - like the roses you'd see at the market.
I tried to prune the climbing bush myself after reading some advice from users here. I'd like to ask for feedback, I'm unsure of whether or not I did it correctly. I also have some specific questions about the photos I'm attaching here:
Photo 1: http://tinypic.com/r/2u3y6w6/5
Photo 2: http://tinypic.com/r/a45q9z/5
Photo 3: http://tinypic.com/r/rcihyt/5
Photo 4: http://oi40.tinypic.com/1grbqe.jpg
Photo 1 - There are buds growing on the large canes that arrows #1 are pointing to in the photo. Does that mean that a rose will potentially bloom from that large cane? Or does it mean that another twig will grow from that bud on the large cane and begin to stretch/grow and have to be pruned at some point?
I don't really understand what grows from the buds.
Photo 1 - Should the green twigs that arrows #2, #3 & #5 are pointing to be pruned away? I'd like for the bush to be as compact as possible.
Photo 4 - Have I pruned away too much or not enough? There are still twig-like sticks growing from the large cane, but I was unsure of whether or not it was okay to remove those. Is it possible to force the roses to grow directly from the large cane, and not from those twigs?
Does it matter that I can't reach the top of the bush? With a ladder, I'm still not tall enough. How have other users tackled the height problem?
I appreciate everyone's feedback, thanks!