I bought a really cheap budget rose from B&Q a few weeks ago in the hope that the dogs wouldn't go near it because of the thorns. I wasn't expecting much from it and the bugs have eaten a good proportion of the leaves. I certainly didn't expect it to grow so quickly and bloom so beautifully. Roses aren't something I like the smell of very much. All that messing about as a child making rosewater put me off the scent for life. These don't smell so bad though and I am definitely going in search of some companions for this bush. I might even try a climber suitable for a pot as we have no earth to plant anything in.
The bees love them. My photography skills aren't good enough to get a decent picture of one but I had a go. You can just about see it.