Apple trees need air to get through & between the branches easily or they can get viruses that affect the friut so I personaly wouldn't choose to grow a rose through an apple tree
If I remember correctly the recommendation was to grow a rose through an old apple tree that was well past it's best productivity-wise, but was a beautiful feature in the garden, both visually and for wildlife.
I've found Rambling Rector to be a wonderful rose to grow through an old tree
http://www.classicroses.co.uk/products/roses/rambling-rector/ - lovely perfume, especially on a warm evening
I was not aware of that dove, so all previous posters please accept my appologies for jumping the gun.
Don't think it was a problem Dave