I have purchased an Alnwick Hybrid Rose which I planted in March this year. The plant has produced quite a few roses but the branches holding the roses are so weak they cannot hold the rose and the whole branch and rose falls to the ground. I have tied the plant together to help but the roses tend to be limp and droop. Do you think that I planted the rose too late? I wonder if after pruning at the end of the season the bush will strenthen and will give me stronger branches next year or should I dig it up and take it back to the garden centre for replacement and accept that it is a weak plant ?
- 4 Aug, 2011