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Roses : Using Roses in the Garden

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Climbing Rose Location

I purchased a mixture of roses, some climbers, eg. ARTHUR BELL and other non-climbing varieties. I aim to start a nice rose garden but am not sure if the climbing varieties can be planted alongside the other roses or do they need to be kept a certain distance apart? Madra, Abbeyfeale, Co Limerick Posted: 30/03/2015

Climbing roses need more space as they grow bigger, say three metres of wall or fence space. Bedding rose bushes can be planted 70cm apart, or so.


What rose would look good with trumpeter

I have a small sunny front dublin city garden and I want to plant trumpeter roses . I want to add in another colour probably white or yellow. What rose would be good in terms of height and flowering to complement trumpeter. Also where do you recommend to buy the roses. Many thanks Mary gallagher marygallagher7, Dublin, Co Dublin Posted: 28/02/2015

'Trumpeter' is probably best on its own, as it is very bright, but white 'Margaret Merril' or 'Iceberg' are good varieties.


moving roses

can i move a florabunda rose to the front of a border to plant taller plants at the back delphine, waterford, Co Waterford Posted: 06/09/2011


Floribunda roses can look very well near the front of a border, if the variety is not too tall.

Allow room for it to expand its size and plant it where it will not catch passersby.

  Climbing rose has dry leaves

Climbing rose has dry leaves

I have a climbing rose in a large pot under a roofed decking area. It is just flowering but I have noticed that some of the leaves have curled up and completely dried out. Is this a natural phenomenon or is there a problem with the plant? I water the pot regularly but the leaves rarely get wet, could this be the problem? diddles, Dublin, Co Dublin Posted: 04/06/2011


It is likely that the rose dried out a little recently, even for a short period. New leaves will grow.

Roses are not happy long-term in pots as they have a tendency to dry out and are natural deep rooters.


Border suggestions ?

I have a border with 3 rose bushes along it. james galway, constance spry and another white rose. What would you suggest i plant alongside these roses ? or would you keep the border all roses and just add more of the same variety roses that is already there. springmind, Dublin, Co Dublin Posted: 03/06/2011


Good companions for roses include a number of perennial flowers, such as catmint, centranthus, lavender, achillea The Pearl and purple sage.


Which roses to pick

I am thinking about planting a bed of roses but am not sure which type to use. I want to plant red and yellow roses. Can you advise if it is better to plant florabunda or hybrid tea roses. Which of these would give better effect. What type of rose would you recommend as there seems to be a significant difference between the cost of rose bushes: varies from €6 and €12? The area that I want to plan the roses in are located at the front north facing side of the house. Kello, Ferbane, Co Offaly Posted: 26/04/2011


Floribunda roses, or cluster-flowered types, are easier to manage than most hybrid teas and stand up to weather better. North-facing is not great, if it means that light is reduced in any way, as roses like full sunshine. Although floribuda types will cope better.

Prices vary due to popularity and sometimes, plant breeders rights on the newer kinds.

The best thing is to visit the Rose Garden in St Annes Park, Clontarf, Dublin and see how roses can be used and choose varieties that you like, matching them to your requirements.


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