Successfully cultivating these beautiful climbers to produce their spectacular flowers (and the precieved difficulty of it) is a regular topic of discussion with gardeners, in reality it is very easy and there are just a few golden rules. Always plant them somewhere sunny in well prepared soil and prune them a couple of months after flowering back to five or six leaves of new growth to encourage flowerbud while also restricting their size. Finally, always buy a grafted plant as they will flower from a much younger age and don’t feed it too much then you can enjoy their extravagant sweetly scented racemes of flowers every May and June for many years to come.