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  • SFordSFord Posts: 224

    I was also going to suggest lavender or hardy geraniums (Nimbus is my fave - a lovely mauvy/blue) perhaps underplanted with alliums.

  • I saw somewhere the other day that underplanting with salvias is an excellent way of promoting good health in your roses.

  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 28,398

    Alliums are good at deterring aphids so I have Purple Sensation, some large white ones, and sphaerocephallum amongst my roses.  I also keep peanut feeders nearby and that attracts birds which hoover up any aphids.

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
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