London, United Kingdom
I planted an HT rose last December. The plant looks healthy and flowered at the start of the summer. In August it produced a couple more blooms but the buds looked misshapen and when they were fully opened they were small with few petals. The rose has now come into bud again, but the buds look misshapen again. Can anyone tell me what's causing this?
The rose is growing in the ground and does not have any powdery mildew on it. The leaves seem quite healthy and green.
Thanks for your replies. I have had a good look at the rose flower and I can't see a great deal of insect life or signs of the bloom being eaten. It does have a few aphids on the outer petals, but not enough to suggest an infestation. The rose is called Simply The Best.
- 17 Oct, 2010