I love pruning, and pruning roses in particular. I grow a number of climbers and ramblers, so the pruning pairs with another love: training plants into espaliers and pillars. Canes of 'Sander's White' are profuse, and can lengthen to eighteen feet. So, there's plenty of both activities.
Although the training is an end in itself, a rose in bloom is still the biggest reward. Flowers of 'Sander's White' are pure white, with countless petals forming tight rosettes. They are borne in sprays—potentially hundreds on a mature shrub—in a single voluptuous show that is all the more welcome for happening in early July, a few weeks later than the typical rose season of May and June. Hooray!