Field Rose

Roses are the UK’s best-loved flower, but they do not need to be kept in the flower border - there are many species which will do equally well either as a standalone flowering hedge, or else mixed in with a native mix. The roses we offer as hedging plants are all tough and robust, and will cope with a wide range of growing conditions.For a very pretty rose hedge, you can also consider any of the Hybrid Musk roses - Hybrid Musk - although they will require a little more attention than the specific hedging varieties.

Roses for hedging generally divide into two camps - those that make a substantial plant which can provide a dense hedge on their own (Rugosa roses, Scotch rose, Sweet Briar rose) and those climbers which can be used as part of a mixed hedge, to scramble their way through to provide extra interest and colour (Dog rose, Field rose).

Field roses (Rosa arvensis) are a wonderful addition to mixed hedge - or even just a few planted in a row of hawthorn will considerably extend the period of interest and value for wildlife. The arching stems wend their way through the hedge, and produce exquisite white flowers in mid-summer. If left unpruned, these will then turn into bright orange hips, high in Vitamin C and used for syrups, teas, marmalades and wines. They are also a highly nutritious treat for birds and small mammals. Field roses are less vigorous than dog roses, so ideal for smaller hedges.

Include in a mixed hedge, allow one plant every few metres to provide colour and interest.

Plant sizes:

We pride ourselves on the quality of our hedging plants. As well as the height of the plants, we also specify the age of the plant - all are generally either two years old (1/1) or even three years old (1/2). This means they have a sturdy, extensive root system and strong stems, ready for the perfect start to your garden hedge. You may be able to buy cheaper, but we don’t think you can buy better.

 

 

<p dir="ltr"><span>Roses are the UK&rsquo;s best-loved flower, but they do not need to be kept in the flower border - there are many species which will do equally well either as a standalone flowering hedge, or else mixed in with a native mix. The roses we offer as hedging plants are all tough and robust, and will cope with a wide range of growing conditions.For a very pretty rose hedge, you can also consider any of the Hybrid Musk roses -&nbsp;<a href="https://rvroger.co.uk/roses/hybrid-musk/">Hybrid Musk</a> - although they will require a little more attention than the specific hedging varieties.</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Roses for hedging generally divide into two camps - those that make a substantial plant which can provide a dense hedge on their own (Rugosa roses, Scotch rose, Sweet Briar rose) and those climbers which can be used as part of a mixed hedge, to scramble their way through to provide extra interest and colour (Dog rose, Field rose).</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Field roses (</span><span>Rosa arvensis</span><span>) are a wonderful addition to mixed hedge - or even just a few planted in a row of hawthorn will considerably extend the period of interest and value for wildlife. The arching stems wend their way through the hedge, and produce exquisite white flowers in mid-summer. If left unpruned, these will then turn into bright orange hips, high in Vitamin C and used for syrups, teas, marmalades and wines. They are also a highly nutritious treat for birds and small mammals. Field roses are less vigorous than dog roses, so ideal for smaller hedges.</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Include in a mixed hedge, allow one plant every few metres to provide colour and interest.</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Plant sizes:</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>We pride ourselves on the quality of our hedging plants. As well as the height of the plants, we also specify the age of the plant - all are generally either two years old (1/1) or even three years old (1/2). This means they have a sturdy, extensive root system and strong stems, ready for the perfect start to your garden hedge. You may be able to buy cheaper, but we don&rsquo;t think you can buy better.</span></p> <p><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span>&nbsp;</span></p>