Posted: 01/01/2016 at 17:26
Andi, I think it looks very pretty how you've done it. Summer bedding is good because it last through the summer, especially if you dead head and prune a bit. Roses look lovely when they are flowering, but they have times between when they can look quite messy and uninteresting, so not so good in a small space like that.
I have David Austin roses in pots, but bigger pots than yours. Lady Emma Hamilton is especially successful. But they need a lot of feeding and watering - and don't forget prickles by the front door! I give them rose fertiliser 4 or 5 times in a summer.