The right location for the rose bed
Most rose varieties do best in the sun. If you only have one shade bed available, you should inquire about shade-compatible species in specialist shops.
Roses like loose, nutrient-rich soil and need regular water.
- Rose bed: Which accompanying plants are suitable?
- Cover the rose bed with gravel
- Design the rose bed with ground cover
When to lay out the rose garden
Roses are usually planted in fall or spring. It is more advisable to plant in autumn, because here the roses have time over the winter to grow well and sprout with all their might in spring. You can even lay out your rose garden on frost-free days in winter.
Combine the roses well
Roses alone look beautiful. But they look even prettier with accompanying plants. The combination with lavender is particularly popular. Not only does this look nice, it also keeps the lice away from the roses. But other perennials and grasses can also be used as companion plants.
A sample rose bed
If the rose bed is sufficiently large, it is worth combining the roses with various accompanying plants. Before planting, think about what color combination you want. A rose bed should not be too colorful. Red or pink roses with blue or purple accompanying plants or pink and white beds are popular.
Here is an example planting plan for a round rose bed:
- Put hardy trees such as thuja or barberry in the middle.
- Therefore, plant four pink shrub roses with sufficient spacing. It is best to choose a variety that will flower more often.
- Plant several blue or white knight spurs between two roses.
- After a distance of at least half a meter, put a ring of lavender. You can also combine white and purple varieties of lavender.
- Plant pink dwarf roses on the edge and place occasional low ornamental grasses such as bearskin grass between the individual plants.
Lay out the rose bed step by step
What you need:
- Garden tiller (€ 111.28 at Amazon *) (if available)
- good garden soil
- Companion plants
1. Prepare the soil
Stake out the rose bed.
Remove any large stones, roots, sward, weeds, and other from the area designated for the rose bed.
Put a several centimeter thick layer of good garden soil on the surface and dig or mill it.
2. Place the plants
Now place the plants with the plant pots in the places where they are to be planted. This gives you time to reconsider and rearrange the setup.
3. Plant roses and companion plants
If you like the arrangement, you can start planting. The roses should be planted deep enough. The grafting point, the point where the shoots sprout from the trunk, should be two to three centimeters below the ground.
Last but not least, you can mulch your rose bed. Gardening professionals argue whether or not bark mulch is suitable for rose beds, but a thin layer will definitely not do any harm and will look good. Alternatively, you can also use gravel.
5. Pouring on
Finally, water your new rose bed thoroughly.
In this video, gardening professional Josef Starkl explains in detail how to create your rose bed:Youtube