West Sussex, United Kingdom
I have a huge rambling rose in my back garden, covering a brick wall, Its growing away merrily at the moment, and we are having to 'tame' it. Its rosa 'lutea' and is covered with small yellow double blooms every spring, its stunning. However, i noticed this last year but didnt give it much thought. This year i'm a bit worried.
The main stem (from the ground) has lost most of its outer layer of bark and is a bright orange colour. it doesnt appear to be rotting and doesnt smell horrid either.
there are also small areas on some of the other older stems, but nothing on the newer growth. The rose seems
unaffected. Is it age, or something that needs treating?
- 1 Oct, 2011