Replacing diseased roses

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Brian Duane asked 13 years ago

I have roses planted along each side of my drive-way, but some are badly diseased and need to be removed. What kind of plant/s would be most suitable to put in the subsequent gaps?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
Roses require spraying in most cases to counter rose blackspot disease and this probably explains their decline. If you spray from early spring and feed a couple of times, they should recover.

If you want to replace them you could use shrubs in a combination of your choice. Much depends on how much space is available as most shrubs will grow much bigger than roses. You should consult our Plant finder in Know-how and see if you can identify kinds that might be suitable, also taking soil conditions into account. After that,  this is very much a matter of personal choice.