Make cuts at a degree angle sloping away from the bud, allowing water to.
After three years, cut back laterals in the early spring to two or three buds or about six inches. On a mature climber, selectively thin out older canes by cutting down to the base. Once Blooming Modern Shrub and Old Garden Roses: Prune in mid-summer after flowering (usually mid- to late-June).
Prune these shrubs lightly to shape them. The best time to prune most roses is in late winter or very early spring, before the plants break dormancy (when the buds begin to swell), or when the plants are just starting to send out new.