In the chapter on soil preparation a method of cultivation was indicated which renders it easy to perform well a task which is often done with a great deal of labour, and then badly. It may now be pointed out that a well-arranged bank of Roses is capable of giving a very valuable effect in a garden. Pegged-down Roses, pruned and managed in the way previously advised, may be utilised to clothe banks. Or the free-flowering species and "garden" varieties may be utilised in bold masses, as at Kew.
If a complete design is wanted for a bank with a gentle slope, Fig. 76, may be copied. Here there is an opening for a pretty set of beds. No. 1 might be made to form a charming centrepiece by inserting rough stems and planting Crimson Rambler, Bardou Job, or other selected climbers to cover them. Nos. 2 to 8 may be dwarfs, Nos. 9, 11, and 13 pegged-down plants, and Nos. 10, 12, and 14 occupied by stumps for Roses to ramble over. This is merely a suggestion. The plan might be varied to suit individual taste.
Fig. 76. A Rose Garden Upon A Bank