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Good afternoon from sunny Norfolk  right im planning a rose border underneath the front window, Now my partner says roses are boring when not in flower, so i need to fill the border up with colour underneath the roses if poss, permanent plants would be best , its on a east /south corner part so gets good morning sun, i dont know much about ground covering plants so any help will be good  many thanks Alan  

Hi alan, there are always ground cover roses
Bugle is a good one, will grow anywhere
I know salvias arent a ground cover plant, bit do look fab with roses
Just thought there are some teeny tiny clematis which could grow through the roses

Right many thanks for that, I will look at the roses and the salvias ,and we have loads of clematis in the garden bought another this week,they would look nice growing through without any damage,many thanks for your help folks

cheers Alan

Id wait abit alan, i think its nap time for this lot, it will all get a bit more active in an hour or two!
What colour roses are you having?


Scott Edwards

Geraniums, peony's, salvia's, perevoskia, nepetena are some of the plants that come to mind as possibilities. My wife loves her roses - we have quite a few David Austin roses in a cottage garden style border opposite our small patio.

Love DA roses, my local rose grower, im addicted!

Hi Bekkie, i followed Monty on rose cuttings a few weeks ago and have 10 good ones ,they are yellow, deep deep burgundy red and a very nice peachy salmon, im not colour coded so the mix i hope will look natural, im hoping to just completely cover the soil with rose friendly plants so it looks good when the roses have gone to kip Hopefully,  

Herucheras are probably a good way to go then, someone down the road from me has done just that and its really effective as they come in all sorts of colours
Well done with the rose cuttings by the way

Pink roses look lovely edged by blue nepeta.


Morning all ,sorry for not answering sooner ,and right now its chucking it down here in Norfolk and iv got 4 slices of toast and honesty box wonderful rhubarb and strawberry jam and Kates  mower blade to sharpen and 5 kitchen knives,Right I,LL B BACK 


Morning again ,Chores all done, beckkie i,v  looked at  all the different types of Herucheras and the apricots and  reds are stunning , and Scotts  Perevoskia looks a winner,Ok many thanks for all the info it should look really good .

cheers Alan 

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