Rosebed & Rockery
I have two spots of land in my garden that for various reasons are now sitting empty awaiting planting up. I want both a small informal rose garden with lavender and the like in one area and I am also very keen to have a small rockery, perhaps with a little water feature in it in the other.
I had originally decided that the hot sunny patch would be nice for the roses (7 hours per day sun, lovely soil) and the other spot, which was going to be started from scratch could be made into the rockery by mixing an appropriate concoction of soil and other 'stuff'.
Now someone who has a lot of gardening experience has told me the roses will find the sunny patch too hot and the rockery plants will find my proposed spot too shady and that I should swap them over. This rather messes up my plan of having a sunny, scented rose garden to sit in at the bottom of the garden sheltered by an arch of climbing roses. However, I am prepared to listen to reason.
Therefore, I'm checking whether all you other experts agree with this theory before I go ahead and spread manure all over the wrong patch?
Many thanks for input and advice, all options considered.
(Roses already ordered are David Austen Jean Mermoz, Pat Austin (Ausmum), Charles Rennie Mackintosh).