How difficult this weather is for gardening! The wind and rain are so destructive to the lovely flowers and young plants. I have managed to protect some from the elements, however my rose bush - 'In Loving Memory' is suffering. I don't know if it is the weather or a bug. I can't see anything, but I have sprayed it several times, but the leaves are full of holes. Can anyone shed any light on the matter? Also I should be grateful if someone could tell me if I should take of some of the buds as they form, because there are as many as five or six in a cluster on each stem. This has not been a problem in the past, usually the buds form singly and then form into a huge flower head. See my picture page. Please can anyone help?
- 16 Jun, 2011