Ideas for a Rosebush
About 6 years ago I landscaped (personally with a spade) my front/side garden to level it out and make it easier to maintain. The side bit I turned into a raised bed vegetable patch and the front bit is terraced with 20mm pebbles. I have tried all sorts of plants with varying degrees of success. I have just dug out two miniature (not so small) trees as the plum never fruited and the pear was a mistake.
I think a long lived rose bush might be a good idea having seen some around in other gardens. The spot I have in mind is exposed and, in relation to the nearest building, north west facing but gets lots of sun after say 1000hrs. I would like a bush that flowers for the longest possible time (re-flowering?) probably no taller than 2 metres absolute max and a spread of the order of 1 metre max. I live in Weymouth and the site is 400 metres from the sea and the soil is heavy clay. Colour of flower not that important.
Does anyone have any suggestions from their personal experience of something suitable?
Really grateful for any suggestions.