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phildigphildig Posts: 55

Hello and thank you for reading this message.

Can anyone recommend some suitable roses?

After emptying a small front flower bed of all its soil due to the presence of horsetail weed (from a batch of manure), and after treating, lining at a depth the foundations of the home about 0.75m deep, and filling up with new topsoil and compost mix, I’d like to plant some roses. The flower bed is north west facing and gets some sun later in the day.

We’d planted some small potted rose plants in the flower bed but had to throw them away when the horse tail came up. But small ground level type roses seem suitable. The flower bed doesn’t seem large enough for full rose bushes with space for maybe only two. Smaller plants would allow a variety of colour.

Does this idea seem ok and are there roses plants that would be most suitable?

Thank you.


  • edhelkaedhelka Posts: 2,350
    How big is the bed? Maybe post a photo, if you can. Do you have any preferences about the colour, fragrance, disease resistance, your favorite style of roses etc.?
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 22,580
    As edhelka says - it depends on your preferences. Have a look at this site where it says shop roses. It will give you descriptions and photos of roses of all colours and sizes with photos. But you don't have to buy them there unless you want to. I've been to their rose garden several times and it's glorious.
    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • phildigphildig Posts: 55
    Thank you for the replies edhelka and Busy-Lizzie. Will look into that thank you.
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 22,580
    @phildig I now realise the rose site I mentioned, Classic Roses, hasn't come up, my copy and paste didn't work.
    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
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