So, when it comes to pruning them, there are a few tenets to stick to. By pruning them in summer, you'll be removing a lot of the current season's growth before it turns woody - reducing the amount of stems produced next year, and instead promoting fruit and flowers.
While you're working, don't forget to keep an eye out for overcrowded, diseased or damaged stems. If spotted, prune these out too.
Follow our sage advice on pruning vigorous climbing plants, below.