In today’s post, I am highlighting one of the gardeners I enjoy following on social media. Enjoy this share about Hot Chocolate and Companion Planting with Teddington Gardens.
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“I should be honored! I love my roses and the challenge of capturing their ‘essence’ and your Rosarian credentials are impeccable- so much knowledge and enthusiasm… Best wishes Martin”
Hot Chocolate, in the Jubilee Rose Garden at RHS Wisley. I’ve seen this paired up with dark spiky salvias to great effect – just thinking about it, how about Amistad in the background. How sumptuous would that be?
The Jubilee Rose garden, with central terrace and beds radiating outwards between grass paths, is a traditional rose garden in that it is pretty much just roses with no companion planting at all. A mix of mostly modern roses, including a goodly selection from David Austin, this means there is the colour for much of the summer, though some of these colors are a little brash. Hot Chocolate, one of those novelty roses, is growing on me and I would love to use it some time, especially with something in deep indigo.
I love the color composition in the next two photographs in this post. They are colors I enjoy together in my Ohio home gardens.
Verbena bonariensis coupled with a white-striped Japanese Hakone Grass, on the lower slope of the site, works particularly well as a calm space before the riot of colour in the gardens above. The grass is a little bleached (it should really have more shade) but it deserves a special mention I think. – says The Teddington Gardner
Rose Growing Tip
Martin Ogden of the Teddington Rose garden shares a rose growing tip below.
- Feed with liquid seaweed extract in the evening through the growing season.
- Manure, Manure Manure is a must! It may keep aphids away and it has a mild anti-fungal qualities.
What do you think of this share from Martin Ogden’s garden? Do you grow roses? I would love to hear some of your growing tips so be sure to stop over to my contact page or leave a message below.
Happy Rose Gardening,