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Good afternoon from sunny Norfolk image right im planning a rose border underneath the front window, Now my partner says roses are boring when not in flower, so i need to fill the border up with colour underneath the roses if poss, permanent plants would be best , its on a east /south corner part so gets good morning sun, i dont know much about ground covering plants so any help will be good  many thanks Alanimage  



  • bekkie hughesbekkie hughes Posts: 5,294
    Hi alan, there are always ground cover rosesimage

    Bugle is a good one, will grow anywhere


    I know salvias arent a ground cover plant, bit do look fab with roses image
  • bekkie hughesbekkie hughes Posts: 5,294
    Just thought there are some teeny tiny clematis which could grow through the roses image
  • Alan4711Alan4711 Posts: 1,657

    Right many thanks for that, I will look at the roses and the salvias ,and we have loads of clematis in the garden bought another this week,they would look nice growing through without any damage,many thanks for your help folks

    cheers Alan

  • bekkie hughesbekkie hughes Posts: 5,294
    Id wait abit alan, i think its nap time for this lot, it will all get a bit more active in an hour or two!

    What colour roses are you having? image
  • Geraniums, peony's, salvia's, perevoskia, nepetena are some of the plants that come to mind as possibilities. My wife loves her roses - we have quite a few David Austin roses in a cottage garden style border opposite our small patio.

  • bekkie hughesbekkie hughes Posts: 5,294
    Love DA roses, my local rose grower, im addicted! image
  • Alan4711Alan4711 Posts: 1,657

    Hi Bekkie, i followed Monty on rose cuttings a few weeks ago and have 10 good ones ,they are yellow, deep deep burgundy red and a very nice peachy salmon, im not colour coded so the mix i hope will look natural, im hoping to just completely cover the soil with rose friendly plants so it looks good when the roses have gone to kip Hopefully,  

  • bekkie hughesbekkie hughes Posts: 5,294
    Herucheras are probably a good way to go then, someone down the road from me has done just that and its really effective as they come in all sorts of colours image
  • bekkie hughesbekkie hughes Posts: 5,294
    Well done with the rose cuttings by the wayimage
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 23,120

    Pink roses look lovely edged by blue nepeta.

    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
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