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Listing last updated on 24 Sep 2018.
USDA Zone: 8a
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We bought a small terraced house in 2010 and inherited some 30+ year old roses from the previous owners which made me first interested in roses. The garden is really tiny (200 square meters which seems something like .05 acres ...) but I managed to squeeze more than 40 different roses into it while still keeping a (small) lawn ... of course, as I read more and more about roses, I have come to regret some of my earlier choices and even more that there is no space to amend! As a small grace, there is a rather too large balcony, but it's on the northwest side. I have started to plant roses in large pots there anyway. So far they're doing fine.
Generally the garden is too small and too bordered by ugly garages, fences, refuse containers and a road with parking cars to ever look really good, but I consider it my learning garden and hope we'll one day move to a house with a much larger garden where I can put to good practice all my experiences with this one.