climbers or shrubs
it has been climbers and ramblers for me, all the way. My tiny garden has been completely enclosed by just 6 climbing roses and I have continued growing these enormous plants at my allotment. Fruits and vegetables have to be supported, or defended by a whole battalion of struts and beams, netting poles and canes, so it was obvious to me that huge climbing roses were the way to go. I even used them for hedges, just kept bending them to a horizontal. I would guess the ratio of ramblers and climbers to shrubs or bushes is about 10:1. Somehow, small roses just don't do it for me, even though space is limited: one can always go upwards. So, what do you favour and why. Convince me to plant some tiddlers in place of bulbs or perennials.