Winter interest for rose garden

Hi there,

I have an ugly west facing fence that I want to hide. I have 7 pink roses (3 climbers) to plant here and will put some nepeta in front for ground cover. 

My question is, what could I grow behind them to get some fence cover over winter? 



  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,256

    Variegated ivy?

    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
  • Thanks for the reply. Would Ivy drown out the roses or would it be controllable? Any species?

  • There are some evergreen clematis you could try and a winter flowering one, I think is called 'Freckles' 

  • Mrs GMrs G Posts: 336

    Yes Ashleigh Cirrhosa (sp) Freckles is evergreen, also comes in white.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,247

    Underplant with bulbs and corms maybe.

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