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In my garden I am going to build a raised bed and a rockerie and a little patio area with a seat with roses climbing up it .
what plants shall i use for the raised bed and the rockerie and what climbing roses shall I use to climb up the seat .
Please can you help as and am going to gardener's world live and I would like to get some of the plants there.
The climbing rose I would use is Golden Showers, it has golden yellow blooms that will flower from June to October. It is a strong grower so its perfect for growing over archways or a pergola and the bonus is that it is perfumed.
I have Rosa 'Morgan Sackler' around my seat area as it is thornless, pink, perfumed. The name is not so hot!
Thank you very much
donutsmrs and Daintiness i will try those
cheesey ed 4
For the arch I would choose Rosa Zephirine Drouhin. I have had one at every house I have lived in and they are wonderful. Heavenly perfume right through to autumn and no thorns. It will live quite happily in shade too. I once grew one on an arch which had the early morning sun for about 2 hours and then was in shade the rest of the day.
For your raised bed I would suggest plants with flowers that look good from underneath: Hellebores; Fritillaria; <span class="genus">Erythronium (Dog's Tooth Violet); Monkshood (NOT with children as poisonous - but beautiful); and lovely Aquilegia. There are masses to choose from and if they are mixed with perfumed plants they will look a delight. Unless of course you are thinking veggies....
<span class="genus">There are lots of lovely alpines to grow on your rockery but I would avoid some like <span class="st">Cerastium Tomentosum (snow-in-summer) as they will take over. Personally I love the Gentians. Such beautiful blue flowers.
What the dickens is <span class="genus"> all about then?
enduring gardener I think about those
Thank you Robot
For suggesting plants
I will think about those thank you very much