I found the cage thingy (the French name escapes me at the moment)
at Ocean State Job Lot (awesome local cheap store) for 12.00!
and had the pot in the garage
and planted in it are clematis root stock (dark pink) and a climbing rose (Josephs Coat) yellow/peach/pink blooms.
So far I have a prickly twig but the twig has a couple of healthy looking leaves so fingers are crossed.
I remember a couple of years ago White Flower Farm's catalog had a beautiful picture of a rose/clematis combo... so I decided to give it a try. Besides I get such a kick out of the Monty Python Roses, I'd love to have some more.