To protect rose bushes from harmful insects, disease-causing bacteria, and fungi and to emphasize their elegance and beauty, you need to plant other plants next to them. They must be selected and located correctly in the garden.
Plants are chosen according to their height, which should not exceed the height of the roses themselves. This is so that they do not create shade and thickening in the flower bed, normal ventilation is not disturbed, and there is no stagnation of moisture in the soil, which can lead to infection of roses with a fungal disease.
When planting plants, you need to leave space between the plants so that no one disturbs anyone and everyone can receive a sufficient amount of sunlight and useful substances from the ground.
The rose bush is the most attractive and main flower in the flower bed. Such plants should grow next to it, which will not dominate the roses. They should just be a background in a floral color scheme.
“Neighbors” of roses can be clematis or lomonos. Clematis with twisted roses are considered the most successful composition.
Small bushes of lavender can also decorate a bed with roses with soft purple flowers and will very successfully shade white, yellow and yellow-hot colors of roses.
There is also such a flower as Buddleia, which blooms all the time, from the beginning of July to September. Its flowers smell of honey, which attracts bees, various insects and colorful butterflies.
Phloxes are very fragrant and attractive flowers. They form large and delicate bouquets of flowers.
Small and delicate sage blooms throughout the summer with purple carpets of tiny flowers and exquisitely shades the magical beauty of roses.
You can also plant a flower bed with roses with aromatic herbs: mint, oregano, thyme, geranium.