This image doesn't do my climbing form of Cecile Brunner justice. The rose that you see completely covers the railing on my deck, and starts on the ground - so what you're seeing is 15' up off the ground, since my home is on stilts. And since my current dwelling is coming down (and I'm re-building on the same spot) - it means that a number of plants will have to be moved or sacrificed (hopefully more transplanted than destroyed, if I can manage it). As for the house, one thing that I really like about the architect that I'll probably go with is that he is big in recycling: the vinyl siding can be donated to our local Habitat for Humanity chapter, the large wooden deck can be used to build a viewing deck by the tidal creek in the back, and all of the steel in the place can be reused.
For the past few years, I haven't pruned the climbing Cecile Brunner at all - even though it's taken over a part of my deck and is definitely a bit out-of-control. (If that's the way one chooses to look at it). To me, it's just spectacular - and while only about twenty buds have opened up so far, there are probably a thousand or more buds present - and within the next week or two the fragrance will be something that just stops you in your tracks. For people who say that you can't do roses easily in the south - without the help of pesticides - well, I just say if you say so. The choice of rose is important, and perhaps even more important is to toss aside the expectation of what you want a rose to be - and let it just be what it is.
For this rose, after it's spring blooming season draws to a close - I will be pruning it back to about 6-8 feet, and relocating it to somewhere else in the garden. I dread doing this, but I will do it nonetheless - and I haven't decided yet where to put it. I might just put it in a temporary location, and then when the new house is finished, place it somewhere again where it can climb up to a porch. I can't imagine not being greeted by it's fragrance in the springtime, and not seeing it covered in flowers from my dining room window. Moving this rose will be my first step in re-locating plants to prepare for building.