Posted: 29/05/2013 at 10:52
Albertine are supposed to be the most fragrant rose! Are you sure it was that?
As to planting a new rose in place of the one you have, you have to be aware of 'rose repeat disease'. One of the ways around it that I saw on a TV prog is to plant new rose in a cardboard box, in compost, then plant the whole of the box in the ground. By the time the rose's roots grow through the box the danger of the disease is past. I don't quite know how this works but apparently it does. Or you have to sterilise about a cubic metre of soil before planting.
A good rose for climbing only as high as the support is Compassion; big pinky/yellow blooms, I think it has a fab scent.
I have a few metal eyelets that I have attached to the wall of the porch using rawlplugs and then wired the rose onto them.