How to Grow your Best Roses this Year! ~ from TheFrugalGirls.com - Everything you need to know about Rose Gardening, including a HUGE list of tips and tricks that yield the most beautiful blooms! #garden #thefrugalgirls
A rose for the shade garden: Madame Alfred Carrière (climbing noisette) Position: full sun or partial shade (it's one of the best roses for a north facing aspect) Soil: fertile, humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil Rate of growth: fast-growing Height: 8.0 m Spread: 3.0 m Flowering period: continuous Flower colour: white to pale pink Other features: scented flowers Hardiness: fully hardy
Best Roses to Use in an Archway or Trellis ~ Adding a trellis or archway to your garden adds height & character to your garden. Covering it with climbing roses is another chance to add flowers & even bring a new type of rose plant into the garden. There are so many rose varieties, even when it comes to just those that are considered climbing roses, but with a trellis or archway you will really want something that is carefree & low maintenance.
English Roses are some of the best-loved, high-performance flowers in the garden, so they are perfect for growing in the mixed border. When David Austin set out to breed the English Roses, one of his guiding principles was that his new roses should have the natural, shrubby growth that is typical of their ancestors the Old Roses.
"Plants have best friends just like people do. Marigolds help tomatoes and roses grow better. Nasturtiums keep bugs away from squash and broccoli. Petunias protect beans from beetles and oregano chases them away from cucumbers. Geraniums keep Japanese beetles away from roses and corn. Chives make carrots sweeter, and basil makes tomatoes even tastier"