Both the climber roses are in full bloom just now. A delight to behold but alas, with hybrid roses, hardly any fragrance. I would like to put them on 'hold' so that guests can see them:-). But they bloom just twice a year.
The roses last just 2 weeks and then they are gone. For the rest of the year we have dark leaved, thorny creeper which catches at your clothes as you pass by to remind you of its existence which you wouldn't notice otherwise.