I have just bought a house (in my home town of Cheltenham, England), the garden is very run down and will be a long term project. However there are three very tall, well established rose bushes (the variety of which I have no idea). They seem a bit spindly and are tall rather than bushy. I am a huge fan of rose bushes and would like to try and get the best out of them. Bearing in mind I know next to nothing about gardening and am very much a newbie (albeit an enthusiastic one), I am wondering what to do. I have taken off all of the dead heads and can see that due to some mild winter weather we have had, there are new little shoots coming off the branches.
Can anyone help with how to prune these to get the best out of them, and perhaps a way to bring down the height and encourage them to 'fill out' a little?
p.s. Apologies for my ignorance!