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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:49 pm    Post subject: recommend thorny plants to keep dogs off flower bed Reply with quote

novice gardener here. Have an elevated flower bed at back of garden and decided to invest in this and work at keeping my 2 dogs from destroying. Have carpet roses just planted and am hoping in a few years theyll have blocked dogs entrance to bed while I can still hop over in my wellies. Had chicken wire up in meantime and looking pretty ugly plus dogs managed to breach the wire today and trampled a few plants. Been thinking of having some fast growing cheap bramble type plants at edge to protect until roses grow. Any recommendations? Is this wrong time of year for planting ? Would I get in a garden centre?
It would be nice to have them trailing over the bed wall too to give some colour so dual purpose .
Have 3 carpet rose plants planted about in a ten foot stretch-any idea how long it might take them to spread and block the dogs path?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 12:50 pm    Post subject: Re: recommend thorny plants to keep dogs off flower bed Reply with quote

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Been thinking of having some fast growing cheap bramble type plants at edge to protect until roses grow. Any recommendations?



Our Native Irish Dog Rose ... Rosa canina ... An Fheirdhris (click) is another option as its thorns are savage.
Have a careful read of the article though to see does it suit your needs sizewise etc.




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Is this wrong time of year for planting ?


No the upcoming months are good for planting...... especially bareroot plants like the way in which the Native Irish Dog Rose


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Would I get in a garden centre?


Yep, they would normally be ording in from a nursery for you.
You are in Cork.... right......... http://barrysgardencentre.ie/dog-rose-rosa-canina-bare-root/


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Have 3 carpet rose plants planted about in a ten foot stretch-any idea how long it might take them to spread and block the dogs path?


2 years at a guess........... even then they may hop over them as they don't grow very tall.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cut some blackberry bushes and have thrown in front of chicken wire so tomorrow will tell if thorny plants will in fact work or if I need to build a ten foot stone wall! I think those dog roses would be too big. Also would be east facing. Any chance could train them to trail over the 2 foot wall at front of raised bed? I could always keep them pruned low I guess - how many would I need to plant to cover ten feet length? Be great if I could take down the wire next summer-I have no patience and would love to be able to enjoy the view next summer.
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