Hot Chocolate and Companion Planting with Teddington Gardens

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”

Roses

Hot Chocolate and Companion Planting with Teddington Gardens

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.

Belle Epoque

I love the color composition in the next two photographs in this post. They are colors I enjoy together in my Ohio home gardens.

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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.

Let’s Connect

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,

 

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