Novice gardener putting in a new garden, please help.

I am not great with plants but would like to put in a narrow garden next to my new fence with the goal of adding privacy and beautifying my backyard. My house faces east and the garden would get quite a bit of morning and afternoon sun. I was hoping I could put in some climbers (Roses and Clematis combo

??) that were low maintenance and had long lasting, colourful blooms. The soil isn't great, very dry and dusty. Is there anything I could add to make it more nutrient rich? If I were to put a mix of climbers should I also add something shorter at the bottom to add contrast and visual interest? Thanks for any help, I'm clueless.

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