Roses for hedging
There has been a recent resurgence in the popularity of roses grown as a flowering hedge. Rose hedges maintained at anywhere between around 75cm (2.5 feet) and 2 metres (6 feet) are a novel way for a practical hedge to double up as something that's aesthetically pleasing. Flowering hedges of this type are effective for dividing different parts of the garden whilst simultaneously providing a beautiful feature, boasting colour and fragrance that can be appreciated both sides of the divide. Roses grown as hedges are best closely planted at 45cm (18") apart to create an effective barrier. With the right care including dead-heading and a suitable feed, rose hedges will bloom continuously throughout the summer and into the autumn, right until the first frosts. Taller growing roses can also work well as a perimeter hedge. Sharp thorns make them effective for creating an impenetrable hedge or screen, acting as a deterrent to unwanted intruders.