Roses forum: My new rose border.

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Name: Lola
Tasmania
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LolaTasmania
Dec 20, 2018 11:11 PM CST
It is at least 6 months since I planned and planted my new rose border. These are my first blooms on each plant in the order they have been planted from left to right. They aren't in a row but placed front and back depending on growth habit.

Belle Story


Thumb of 2018-12-21/LolaTasmania/487dbbKathryn Morley


Thumb of 2018-12-21/LolaTasmania/248ef3Wollerton Old Hall


Thumb of 2018-12-21/LolaTasmania/0afc14Alnwick


Windermere


Thumb of 2018-12-21/LolaTasmania/f95f3bSharifa Asma


Thumb of 2018-12-21/LolaTasmania/59b7ceJubilee Celebration


Thumb of 2018-12-21/LolaTasmania/f9afc6Windermere


Thumb of 2018-12-21/LolaTasmania/8f0bf3Boscobel


Thumb of 2018-12-21/LolaTasmania/f99d3aAmbridge
I am missing a second Ambridge (DOA), Glamis Castle (a black spot magnet), Jude The Obscure (possum got it), and Evelyn (on back order).

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This was my vision. I think I got it right.
Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Dec 20, 2018 11:14 PM CST

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Tisha
Dec 21, 2018 5:34 AM CST
Beautiful palette!
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Name: Arturo Tarak
Bariloche, Rio Negro, Argentin (Zone 8a)
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hampartsum
Dec 21, 2018 6:39 AM CST
Lola, I remember our first exchanges . I really love, love , love your combination. A few splashes of violet ( in the form of tall deep violet spires of delphiniums) in the back will undoubtedly enhance your roses. Also light blue ones all in all three clumps of five /six individuals per clump. I hope your possums dislike delphs...I've read somwhere that they are quite toxic.
Another front line alternative could be Campanula glomerata. Mine are flowering just now and also have that deep violet colour. Just following up previous discussions. Smiling
Arturo
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Mustbnuts
Dec 21, 2018 10:13 AM CST
Lola, it is beautiful! I am into semi doubles this year and Love, Love, Love your Belle Story. Unfortunately, it is not available any longer in the US. HMF states Angel Gardens has it but they don't. Sad Can't wait to see more pictures of your border.

Name: Lola
Tasmania
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LolaTasmania
Dec 21, 2018 1:06 PM CST
Arturo - I couldn't plant delphiniums because of the possums, but I have put in tall spires of lupines instead. There are three plants that possums don't like - lupines, lavender, and penstemon. I have planted lupines in shades of purple, lavender 'Munstead', penstemon 'Thorn', and Penstemon 'Snowstorm'. I also have plans to put in cream and pink California poppies here and there. I have had to put an electric fence around the border but when the other plants grow to disguise the roses I should be able to take it down.
Name: Lola
Tasmania
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LolaTasmania
Dec 21, 2018 1:36 PM CST
These are some of the other plants in the border. I grow the lupines from seed so if I don't like the colour I rip them out immediately. The bluish one is my favourite at the moment.
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Mustbnuts
Dec 21, 2018 1:57 PM CST
Love your lupines, Lola. It is beautiful to see them here in the spring--the blue and then the golden poppies. We only get to see them for a couple of weeks (if at all) depending on the weather. I also miss the forsythia in the spring. We don't have that here where I live but I loved it when I lived up in Washington. So pretty!
Name: Arturo Tarak
Bariloche, Rio Negro, Argentin (Zone 8a)
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hampartsum
Dec 21, 2018 2:23 PM CST
Lola I'm so sorry that possums relish on delphs. Those colours of Lupines and Penstemons were exactly in my mind. Both of these do grow very well here. I grow them from seeds. Some of the wild N.American Penstemons are very trouble free and provide the blues and violets. I've started out a collection trying to figure which would adapt better. Most of them are western species and can withstand summer drought and heat. My only way is starting them from seeds. I'm the only weirdo that can come up which such outrageous ideas.... Hilarious! Deep violet and light blue (celeste) are the complements of your main palette colours. A few splashes of each are going to enhance your roses significantly!
Arturo

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