Roses for under fruit trees

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Alison Cameron asked 13 years ago

I have a new ‘woodland’ garden, bounded by mature trees but freshly landscaped with paths and planting areas. In the middle, the least shaded area, bounded by wooden roundels is a patch planted with 5 young fruit trees and filled in with meadow grass. The meadow grass, though beautiful in the spring, grew tall and straggly and hid the trees. I am thinking of pulling it out and replanting. Would lavender and roses be possible in such an area? If so, what varieties of roses would do well? Alternative ideas very welcome. Many thanks!

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
Grass is not ideal under fruit trees, nor is anything else. For best results with fruit, they should have no competition.

However, you could decorate the boundary with a low hedge or lavender, or perhaps wild strawberries..