I am looking for a advice on a strong scented climber for NE facing wall (next to my front door). It's a 2 bed semi so something to stay in proportion. Summer flowering for as long as possible. Any ideas greatly appreciated.
North East is quite hard, but David Austin has these roses. http://www.davidaustinroses.co.uk/specific-situations/climbers-for-north-facing-walls But some are better than others. I would recommend The Generous Gardener, my daughter had it in her last house. The Pilgrim's scent is very mild. Teasing Georgia and Crown Princess Margareta take a long time to get going, at least mine did. A honeysuckle should be OK too.
Falstaff - another short climber from David Austin but I reckon Teasing Georgia is more prolific in flower and also beautifully scented when she gets going. Mine took a couple of years to get her feet in and she wasn't keen on very cold north winds but was then a mass of flowers once she settled. My Generous Gardener - also in last garden - was a very sturdy plant and spread well over 4m when trained horizontally so as to encourage all those lovely flowering shoots but you could always keep it trimmed to the height and width you want..
R Zepherine Drouhin seems to work well for me on an arch facing East - masses of flowers without too much attention and beautifully scented.