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Rose bush demise

Devon, United Kingdom Gb

I have a shrub rose (inherited, so do not have an identity), in a mixed border of roses, lavenders and pinks, that has stopped growing following pruning early in the year. Buds formed and died, but no foilage has grown. I have tried feeding etc, but to no avail. Shall I just remove it and if so, will I be able to plant another rose in its place? Please help



hi sweetheart,
This could be due to several reasons but the most common is root rot with all the damp weather weve had this summer roses tho normally loving water can succomb to literally drowning below ground if you gently push your garden fork just below the top node you should hear a squelching sound if so then sadly your rose has indeed rotted .............another reason could be due to fencecare such as creosote or cuprinol can kill roses on contact because of the toxins these treatments contain..

hope you find this helpful
best wishes

29 Jul, 2008


Sadly, if it has died, it isn't wise to plant another rose in the same place. You'll have to try something else. Sorry.

29 Jul, 2008

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