Clematis behind Roses
How easy would it be to train a Clematis to ride up a chain link fence behind my roses? I have about 8 roses along a chain link fence in the back yard, and would love to have a colorful blue flower behind the roses. I'm just worried that the clematis would prefer to climb up the roses instead.
I have about 2 feet between roses minimum and they're about a 2 feet off of the chain link fence, so the question is their growth pattern, is it more like once they get going in one direction they stay going that way like Ivy? Or is it like Peas that will grow out in any direction at all times?
It's full sun, raised beds, drip irrigated and I've done extensive work making the soil just right for roses, but with just the roses by themselves it's missing a little lushness of foliage. I don't spray also except in extreme circumstances, they're mostly disease resistant varieties.