The Garden Community for Garden Lovers

Roses in our garden


I’m a sucker for roses! They are dotted all over our garden. From May onwards they provide colour and a lot of scent, starting with this climber…

I’m not good on names, so don’t ask me for the botanicals. I’ve just planted the ones we like the look of. The garden style is roughly ‘cottage’, so we don’t like to see bare earth anywhere. There are no rose beds as such. Many of the roses are the bush type and they sit in herbacious border planting or are underplanted with rockery plants, geraniums, ferns, ivy, lavender, heuchera, etc. I hope you enjoy the pictures…

Little white spider sitting on this one…

We have this rambler climbing over the fence at the back of the garden, sharing the vertical with euonymus, clematis and red jasmine. Looking up the path there is a pollarded eucalyptus (garden rule – no trees etc which can’t be ‘managed’ with a step ladder at most) and a row of cotton lavender plus bedding. At the far end are the all-important compost bins – roses love the home-made compost and grass cuttings mulch, but also get fed chicken manure pellets and bonemeal.

More blog posts by malverntrev

Previous post: Water butts full again

Next post: Foxgloves



Beautiful colors! your garden looks so healthy and full of life :)

28 Jun, 2012


its stunning!!! i love that orangey one particularly [16th photo]
beautiful garden

28 Jun, 2012


Lovely pics your garden must smell wonderful

28 Jun, 2012


Wow they are lovely :-)

28 Jun, 2012


Thanks for the Rose food recipe. Lovely blog.

28 Jun, 2012

Add a comment

Recent posts by malverntrev

Members who like this blog

  • Gardening with friends since
    10 Sep, 2010

  • Gardening with friends since
    28 May, 2012

  • Gardening with friends since
    21 Jan, 2012

  • Gardening with friends since
    2 Nov, 2009

  • Gardening with friends since
    17 Apr, 2011

  • Gardening with friends since
    22 Oct, 2008