These blue climbing roses are vigorous and disease-free, and also free of charge thanks to Leo who gave me the cuttings from the plant growing up the side of his house. There are seven plants here in all, climbing up the back of my shed. Even though the individual flowers are barely more than an inch in diameter, there are so many of them that the effect is impressive. I am hoping that over time they will flop over onto the tiled roof as well.
These orange climbers are also from cuttings, again courtesy of Leo. These ones are not yet big enough to climb, but they are intended to cover the back wall of the lodge. I like the way that they change in colour from bright orange to nearly white.
And here's some free rose pics.