How to Select Your Garden Roses

Our short guide to selecting the right roses for your garden.

Created by Nathan James Dodd on Wednesday, 24th of October, 2012.
Updated on Monday, 3rd of December, 2012.


How to Select a Garden Roses

Roses Plants

Roses are our most popular plants in our garden centres and you can see them in one form of another in most gardens. Because of the limited space available in most town gardens other plants usually share the rose bed. This can give a pleasantly balanced display but for really successful results you need careful planning.

Types of Roses

The best effects will come from making full use of the various types of roses. Use climbing roses and ramblers, shrub roses and bushes of H.T., floribunda and polyantha. This will result in a far more interesting and attractive layout than a large area of bush types.

Fantastic Array of Colours

One of the first considerations when choosing plants to grow with roses is colour. The reds, oranges and pinks of some roses can clash horribly with other plants if you are not careful. One way of avoiding a clash of colours is to choose plants with white of silver foliage or foliage of contrasting green to grow among the roses.

Roses need to play a dominant role so avoid planting them next to over obtrusive or flamboyant plants. Because roses are deciduous it is a good idea to plant evergreens nearby which will screen bare stems during winter.

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