We have had some railings installed at the front of our house. Behind them is a small strip (about 1m wide) of nice garden soil. I would like some rose to grow against the railings. What do I plant? Climbing or rambling, one colour or several, scented if possible. There are several roses in the strip already, a big red one, a little red one and a white one.
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BUT: I now have the David Austin catalogue and you are so right: it is beautiful even to look at. Still not made any decisions.
It is so difficult to visualise what it will look like. I like the look of the Compassion, but am wondering if it is too orange when I am thing of plating some 'mourning widow' and 'album' geranium, 'Mars and Mount Everest' allium and some late flowering asters, the type that is out everywhere at the moment. That's all very purple, so would pink or yellow go better?
Right, I have taken the plunge and ordered from Peter Beale three Compassion roses and from Hayloft Geranium pheaum album and mourning widow. Hopefully I will not become one of them too soon.
I wanted some Michaelmas Daisies as well, but they only sold them in collections and I don't have the room for them. As my neighbour has a huge patch I may well beg a bit when they have finished flowering.
Which way does the house face - when will the roses get sun? That affects which variety grows best Also, maybe look at length of flowering season as well as disease resistance* And be cautious with anything described as vigorous - it might need pruning so much to keep to hedge height you'll never see the flowers - in our soil Mme Alfred C mentioned by dutchoma can grow over the top of a house
*I put in a vote for shrub Cecile Brunner - little flowers though, but plentiful and early to bloom, carries on through summer and even now a few flowers are coming out. Not a strong scent but lovely, and classic 'rose' flowers.
The front of the house faces south Celery so they will get full sun. I have ordered now and have also brought some tulip bulbs today. The one thing that is still missing is a small Michaelmas daisy, so I have some colour in that little front garden throughout the year. The main job will be to keep the campanula in check, it is sprouting everywhere.
Climbing garden looks very beautiful with different types of flower plants and different types of hanging plants. You can try it on your balcony. As other person said, I also suggest you to planting roses in different colors as red, orange, pink and yellow.