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Roses are always an eye-catcher, as a bush as a tree, ground cover or climbing plant. Nevertheless, they are only half as beautiful without companion plants.
They often appear naked and bare in the bed and garden, because in between there is a lot of bare earth and a lot of space.
Put long-hardy hardy perennials into the gaps, prefer blue and white flowering species that blend in with all rose colors. Yellow roses or orange companions are also suitable for yellow roses, and red and pink plants for red roses. Then a bit of tact is required, so that the flower tones do not "bite". It is nice if some companions bloom outside of the main rose flower in early spring and late autumn. Thus, show in your beds every season splashes of color. A rose does not make a summer. Only with matching flowering plants is a rose garden really nice.
So you have the bow out
You can accompany roses in all directions through the garden - whether as a magnificent climber on a rose arch or as a trunk. Grainy plants such as lavender and lavender complete such a fairy tale path.
A true rose queen like 'Gloria Del' likes to dominate the garden scene all by herself. Only green plants, such as beech cones, balls or hedges cut into shape, tolerate them as subtle companions who do not distract from it. So that the soil under the rose bushes does not lie bare, one-year-old summer flowers like the hussar head offer themselves for planting.
Sleeping Beauty invites you to welcome your guests in the front garden with a deep red climbing rose like 'Sympatie' or 'Flammentanz', which holds its spikes on a wooden pergola.
Basic rules of care
The offer of roses is almost unmanageable. Let us advise you in a specialized nursery. It guarantees quality.
They are offered in pots with solid root balls. The advantage of these rather expensive roses is that they can be planted throughout the summer. After setting you must, however, ensure constant soil moisture. Container roses do not need a plant cut. Since they already bloom at the time of the offer, one can convince oneself of the flower color and the fragrance itself and is not dependent on a description.
The best planting time for roses that have no root ball with soil, but only bare roots, is in the fall. They are first placed in water for several hours before being planted in a sunny spot in loose, clay-mixed garden soil.
Beetroot should be cut back vigorously every spring so that they flower richly. The shoots are shortened to 20 cm in length. In other groups of roses (eg shrub, groundcover, climbing roses), it is usually sufficient to remove one to two of the oldest shoots every spring. So you make room for young, subsequent shoots that are more flowering again. If a rose is out of shape, you can shorten the disturbing or too long shoots also in March
Fertilize in moderation. Roses need plenty of nutrients. As a start in the spring, a dose of compost is usually sufficient. Start the flowering and give a special rose fertilizer again in August.
Pests distribute: Aphids often take off even before a sharp jet of water. You should use pesticides against fungi such as mildew. Preventive help plant extracts.
Deep planting: For grafted roses, the gnarled finishing plant should be about 5 cm deep underground.