Posted: 24/03/2014 at 18:21
Climbing roses that would do well there are Golden Showers, New Dawn, Iceberg and Zephirine Drouin which are all repeat flowerers, Mme Alfred Carrière and Souvenir de Dr Jamain will do nicely but only flower once.
A good shrub rose for that position would be Mary Rose, a David Austin rose bred for fragrance and disease resistance and suitable for shade.
You will need to dig out the old shrub and all its roots and replenish the soil with new soil or plenty of well rotted garden compost and some well rotted horse manure as roses are hungry plants and need good soil. They will benefit form a mulch of garden compost every autumn after some prolonged rain and a good dollopd of blood fish and bone in spring.
The daffs can be lifted and planted elsewhere and should perk up in new soil with some food in it. Try planting shorter daffs such as tête-à-tête or Pippit for a softer yellow or Minnow which is creamier. They won't blow around as much in wnds so won't suffer from broken stems.