What can I do to keep my Queen Elizabeth climbing roses bush size?

I planted six Queen Elizabeth climbing roses in raised spots along my fence, amending the soil with peat moss, topsoil, manure, and bonemeal. Every year the roses grow 15 feet tall, even when pruned to 22 inches. Without fertilizer, they grow as tall but don't bloom. They get windblown, acquire black spot, get termites in the mulch, dogs chew them, and they still grow 15 feet. What can I do to keep them bush size?
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The climbing form of Queen Elizabeth grows 12-15 feet tall; the bushy form is a 41’2-7-foot-tall plant. Instead of trying to make your climber into something it is not, why not use its form to your advantage? Train it to grow on your fence or on lattice attached to the fence. First tie the strongest canes horizontally to the support, with equal spaces between them. Flowering shoots will emerge along this basic structure. Then, before new growth begins in spring, prune flowering shoots to two buds above the main stems, and remove any of the main canes that look dead or damaged. By managing your rose's robust growth this way, you'll get an attractive "wall" of big pink blooms and shiny leaves, which will make a fine backdrop for shorter perennials or rosebushes. If you prefer a bush rather than a climber, grow the bush form of Queen Elizabeth instead of the climber. K: roses, climbing, queen Elizabeth, fence, soil, tall, pruning, lattice, canes, shoots, buds, bloom, leaves, bush


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