Impatience didn't pay off!
Several years ago I bought a climbing rose at a local home garden business. It was one of those "my grandmother brought it over on the wagon train" kind of roses which blooms mid-June with a lovely scent. In my excitement to make it grow quickly up my new arbor, I foolishly encouraged it to go straight up the arbor and didn't weave it horizontally on the way up. Now it has the skinny trunk with tons of growth on top. Should I a)encourage some to work their way down the original side so it's growing down both sides; b) cut it back significantly and start anew or c) let it go and plant another climber on that side? By the end of next summer I expect the growth on the other side will be full and lush which will make the "trunk side" look even worse!