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#48235 May 20th, 2007 at 04:22 AM
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I am thinking of alternating some roses with six lavender plants that I have in a narrow border next to a garden path. Any suggestions as to suitable roses?


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Nobby #48585 May 20th, 2007 at 05:17 PM
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pink would look good& are some with colors close to lavendar

Angelwings is a nice rose.blooms almost non stop.they grow 1 1/2 to 2 ft tall.I've seen it grown with lavendar,so know it looks great.


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roses and Lavender are not usually recommended as companion plants due to their opposing needs.

Lavender likes sandy, lean soil and does not need large amounts of moisture or excessive amounts of fertilizer. Lavender can handle some drought after it is established.

roses need well enriched loam soil, lots of watering and are heavy feeders. Consistent moisture is probably the number one requirement of roses.

Moist soil for roses means bad news for the roots of lavender which are prone to root rot and fungus if they constantly sit in wet soil.

Can you plant these two fragrant beauties in beds across from each other rather than in the same bed? Like on both sides of a path? That way you get the look, fragrance and healthy plants.

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Wow.. that combo sounds beautiful!! flwr Even if it isn't very practical.. per herbalyn's information. why

Pinkhorseofcourse #90994 Jul 16th, 2007 at 03:24 AM
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Thank you all for the advice.

I had thought of planting the lavender and roses together because it is a combination that I have seen in English gardens very often.

I am trying a miniature rose, 'Top Marks' that has a lovely burnt orange colour and I'll see how it fares!!!!!! If it looks as if it is stuggling I'll more it to a more luscious spot.

The Angelwings looks beautiful and I've ordered a couple of plants to either add to the lavender or put in another rose worthy spot if necessary.

Best wishes and thanks again!


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I plant anything anywhere. That's the fun of gardening, if something dies then it's a lesson learned and I just replace it with something else.

I've got lavender in rich topsoil(my yard was once a hay field) and it does wonderfully. You never know til you try.


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