A rose suitable for filling this gap?
LilyP Posts: 15
Hi all, I recently moved and have inherited a nice but neglected mature garden. Whilst pruning two shrubs near the house I inadvertently created a gap between them as it turned out that they had grown up and turned back down to fill the gap. When I pruned the tops I cut away all this long growth and so uncovered a big hole! I am new to gardening, not having had much of a garden before so I'm not quite sure how to fill the gap but would love a scented rose. Any suggestions of which variety would be good in a gap of 4ft between two shrubs that are around 6ft high? Thanks!
There's a gardening saying 'Growth follows the knife' meaning that when you prune the plant grows back stronger - are you sure you're going to have room for another rose there when those two get going again in the spring?
Perhaps a smaller spreading perennial that could act as a bit of groundcover between the two would fit the bill? Possibly a hardy geranium?
Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.
Hi Lily P had to do a wee double take there? I am often referred to as Lily P
we will need to take care!!!
you sound much younger than me tho!
oh and re the gap how about a smaller shrub rose, that way you can choose how big you want it to be
A A Milne
Oops sorry I didn't mean to cause confusion! A shrub tose sounds lovely, are their any varieties you'd recommend? Something eas-ish to maintain would be good, as I've never grown roses before.