Rosa Mundi a sucker from Dad's garden.
This is to show what a problem I have with ground elder, it seems never ending. Once I can get it down a little I will then paint the leaves with systemic weed killer that's the theory anyway. Ground elder grows towards the sun and loves to get it's roots under paving. I am trying to keep it from getting into the box on the right. So far it has only got into the one at the bottom right and not quite reached the vegetable beds.
Sweet Juliet. I used to plant annuals in these beds but they never did so well and now the roses are so big I have been planting up Geranium Magnificum and Alchemilla Mollis to succeed the daffodils. I think they both are good companions for the roses.
Charles de Mills is another sucker from Dad's rose. This like Rosa Mundi and Rosa Gallica Officinalis all sucker well and these can be taken to grow as new plants. I just posted this on My English Country Garden blog. Anyone wanting to quickly and cheaply get that cottage garden look could increase their roses this way but of course they do not repeat flower like David Austen English roses do.