Prepare a planting plan before gardening
Before you start planting, it is very useful to draw up a planting plan. Here you can try out your own ideas in advance, but also incorporate tried and tested suggestions. With fixed garden elements such as a pergola, rose arch and seats, you can create separate rooms that - as a possible idea for garden and bed design - can each have an individual color scheme. How about, for example, beds all in white, blue or pink?
- Design the rose bed with ground cover
- Rose bed: Which accompanying plants are suitable?
- Create a rose bed
When choosing the variety, pay attention to the growth habit and height
The shape and height of the roses are extremely important when designing beds. Tightly upright roses take up less space than broad, bushy ones with arched overhanging branches. In general, you should choose the distance between the roses so that the beauty of each is shown to advantage. You should therefore ensure that there is sufficient distance from other roses, trees and shrubs. Above all, modern bed roses are indispensable as permanent coloring for beds.
Create rose beds and borders
The tallest plant within a bed should not be much taller than the bed is wide. Plant at least three of the same variety, better five or seven, for low bed and hybrid tea roses - this will create a flat color effect. Taller floribunda with arching overhanging growth, which can sometimes be up to 120 centimeters high, bring enough color effect even as a solitaire. When planting, make sure that the flower colors don't bite each other.
Do not create hybrid tea roses as a monoculture
In the past, hybrid tea roses were mainly grown in extra beds, often framed with a book border. This monoculture, however, promotes fungal infestation and attracts pests, so these varieties should be planted in mixed beds - this reduces the susceptibility to disease. In any case, roses look most beautiful with the right companions. Higher shrub roses also fit well in woody borders, of course at a suitable distance.
Caution is advised with roses that will grow in beds in front of thuja or yew hedges. Here you need a root barrier so that the roses are not starved by the overgrown roots of the hedge. Box hedges must not come too close to the roses either: keep at least 30 centimeters away from the roses.