please suggest plants or plant types

In my garden I am going to build a raised bed and a rockerie and a little patio area with a seat with roses climbing up it .

what plants shall i use for the raised bed and the rockerie and what climbing roses shall I use to climb up the seat .

Please can you help as and am going to gardener's world live and I would like to get some of the plants there.  


  • donutsmrsdonutsmrs Posts: 448

    The climbing rose I would use is Golden Showers, it has golden yellow blooms that will flower from June to October. It is a strong grower so its perfect for growing over archways or a pergola and the bonus is that it is perfumed. 

  • DaintinessDaintiness Posts: 949

    I have Rosa 'Morgan Sackler' around my seat area as it is thornless, pink, perfumed. The name is not so hot!

  • Thank you very much

    donutsmrs and Daintiness i will try those

    cheesey ed 4

  • David Austin is the best place to go for roses. Iceberg is striking if white will work in with your scheme. Maybe plant some asparagus in your raised beds, yummy.
  • RobotRobot Posts: 137

    For the arch I would choose Rosa Zephirine Drouhin.  I have had one at every house I have lived in and they are wonderful.  Heavenly perfume right through to autumn and no thorns.  It will live quite happily in shade too.  I once grew one on an arch which had the early morning sun for about 2 hours and then was in shade the rest of the day.

    For your raised bed I would suggest plants with flowers that look good from underneath: Hellebores; Fritillaria; <span class="genus">Erythronium (Dog's Tooth Violet); Monkshood (NOT with children as poisonous - but beautiful); and lovely Aquilegia.  There are masses to choose from and if they are mixed with perfumed plants they will look a delight.  Unless of course you are thinking veggies....

    <span class="genus">There are lots of lovely alpines to grow on your rockery but I would avoid some like <span class="st">Cerastium Tomentosum (snow-in-summer) as they will take over.  Personally I love the Gentians.  Such beautiful blue flowers.

  • RobotRobot Posts: 137

    What the dickens is <span class="genus"> all about then?

  • Thank you

      enduring gardener I think about those

    cheesey ed 4

  • Thank you Robot

    For suggesting plants

     I will think about those thank you very much

    cheesey ed 4


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