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I have 4 boxes 4ft long x 18" wide x 18" deep, can I plant patio roses in them, would 3 in each be to many. So far I have put winter pansies and then geraniums in the summer. Do I need to put all new compost in or can I refresh it with a good feed.


  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 11,665
    Hello Sizeyuk1,  Three patio roses might be pushing it a bit, but I would research the height and width of ones you might like first, as some are bigger than others. You can use the same compost but add lots of manure to it and fork it well in.   You will also have to water them regularly and well.
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
  • MarlorenaMarlorena Posts: 8,352
    'Sweet Dream' is the only named variety patio rose I've grown, and very nice it is too,  but you can get nice ones from the supermarkets these days, I've had a few of those unnamed types.. and they do grow very well actually.
    Your measurements seem quite generous to me so I wouldn't worry about that.  I would certainly plant 3 to a container there I think.. no problem..  these are small roses.. probably have room for one or two other plants in between, small ones, you know?..

    East Anglia, England
  • Sizeyuk1Sizeyuk1 Posts: 125
    Thank you that is very helpful as I haven't grown patio roses before.
  • Lily PillyLily Pilly Posts: 3,845
    You can get some very pretty miniture roses 
    Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them.”
    A A Milne
  • Daisy33Daisy33 Posts: 1,031
    Are miniature roses those that haven't quite grown yet, ie if left in the garden will become larger plants? I bought a miniature rose from a supermarket last year and it seems a bit bigger now but nothing like patio size.
  • SussexsunSussexsun Posts: 1,444
    I have a patio rose called lovely bride. Grows to about 2ft x 2ft.
    It produces masses of pink blush flowers right through until autumn.

    It is in the blue pot with a bit of white lobelia at the front. It is just gettting going again after I gave it a hard prune.

    To see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower Hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour.

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