Ground cover roses
Ground cover roses are a versatile group of roses which are wider than they are tall, flowering freely on a repeated basis between June and September. They form a low, billowing carpet of flexible stems, making them well suited for growing on steep slopes that can be tricky to garden, in a large container, the rock garden or towards the front of the border. They produce small flowers over a long blooming season followed by attractive red hips in autumn. The neat habit of ground cover roses make them particularly well suited for clothing unsightly patches of ground between other plants, where they will effectively suppress weeds if given the site, situation and care to grow healthily. They'll help create a haven for wildlife in your garden with the low branches providing shelter for small birds, mammals and insects. For seamless cover secure stems to the ground over the growing area using bent wire.