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By John743

Shropshire, United Kingdom Gb

I had two roses planted against a fence in my home garden one was a climbing rose, last year both of the plants started to die off, so I cut them right back and put them in pots to see if they would they would start to shoot again, but still ended with the same problem with the growing buds, I have put up two photo's of the plants and wondered with you could come up with a reason that the buds have not formed and grown naturally.

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Any reason why you have put them in pots?

What time of year did you cut them back?

They have had a heck of a shock in the trimming and the moving. Give them time and they will probably recover.

I can't help thinking that they would be better in the ground with a good supply of compost around their roots.

7 Jul, 2013


something like this happened a few years ago with some manures bought from gc, that had been contaminated with weedkiller at source. the plants do go back to normal. I'd put them back in the ground but in new places and water well.

8 Jul, 2013


Many thanks for your comments, I dug them up and put them into pots in the spring to see if they would recover, I have done this before with success, as to the point about manure which I did use I added the same to all my other roses and did not have any problem with them, there is a possible theory which I can not prove, but I have a young family next door that we had a dispute with and last year my lawn looked as if it had weedkiller thrown on to it as it looked like when you throw water from a container it starts off narrow and widens into a triangular shape, and this is the same area as the roses were planted, the rose that stood farther back was not affected, it was after this instance that the two roses died back and the shoots appeared as in the photo's,I will do as you have suggested and plant them back in the garden with new compost and hope that they will come back.

8 Jul, 2013


Nasty neighbours to do such a thing. I hope the dispute is resolved.

Hopefully all will be well.

9 Jul, 2013


that is typical of weedkiller splash. given time they will recover.

9 Jul, 2013


How awful to have spiteful neighbours that are capable of even thinking of doing something like that! Hopefully the roses will recover with some tlc and time.
Meanwhile have fun on the allotment and spare a measure of pity for the petty-minded people who live life without the patience and contentment of us gardeners!

10 Jul, 2013

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