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RE: Would would look nice with peach colored 'climbing' roses? (Follow-Up #6)

posted by: AquaEyes on 05.08.2013 at 11:39 pm in Roses Forum

And also consider adding a climbing partner. If you're doing blue/purple at the base, consider the dark velvety red flowers of Clematis 'Niobe' to intermingle with the peach colored flowers of your rose.

:-)

~Christopher

Here is a link that might be useful: Clematis 'Niobe' at HelpMeFind

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clipped on: 07.24.2013 at 09:49 am    last updated on: 07.24.2013 at 09:55 am

phlox - so many, so useful

posted by: campanula on 04.25.2012 at 03:33 pm in Antique Roses Forum

In the never-ending battle against unwanted weeds, bare soil is anathema. I know mulch is often used but I don't like it - I don't care how useful it is, it is also boring and even ugly. I don't mind using it around the fruits and veggies but great swathes of grassy, woody brown stuff are not what I want in my ornamental areas. Consequently, I have been experimenting with living mulches for a number of years, using a mix of annuals and mat-forming clovers. However, one genus stands out - phlox. I grow many, including the tall garden phlox (P.maculata, P carolina, P.paniculata). As a ground-covering weed-suppressing living mulch, there is P.subulata, P.stolonifera, P.douglasii, the taller P.diviricata and even the little annual P drummondii....and there are more. Mannerly, colourful, often evergreen....what is not to like. I shall be taking cuttings like mad and using these little plants a lot more extensively as there are phloxes for every aspect of the garden and all of them are lovely. Alongside hardy geraniums, I am hoping to never have to see an area of naked weedy soil in my flower and rose beds.

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clipped on: 07.23.2013 at 08:08 am    last updated on: 07.23.2013 at 08:20 am

Proper spacing aka 'How many more can I fit in?'

posted by: zaphod42 on 10.27.2012 at 01:45 pm in Antique Roses Forum

I'm placing OGRs along the south side of my garage and down along the edge of the driveway. I planted a Great Maiden's Blush this spring and a Hansa and am now looking to fill in between. I've already ordered Ispahan. I have 19 feet between the two. How far from the GMB should I plant Ispahan? How many other roses can I get in there? One? Two? I'm thinking GMB, Ispahan, open space, open space, Hansa. Recommendations for additional OGRS to fill in? Should I put Ispahan next to GMB or next to Hansa?

Also, I have two Hansa next to each other. Is 4' apart good distance?

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clipped on: 07.23.2013 at 08:08 am    last updated on: 07.23.2013 at 08:19 am