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By Justjo

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I purchased a pot grown rose 'raspberry cream twirl' in April. Planted as instructed initial was good producing clusters of buds. On reaching the size of golf balls they turned brown and slimed. Not one of the buds has fully opened. This is a new site for roses and and has been watered and fed regularly. Any ideas please?



Well a photograph speaks a thousand words, but without one, either insufficient water at the root causing the plant to sacrifice its flowers, or lots of rain causing fungal problems on the buds and preventing the flowers completing their cycle. Or mildew problems.

6 Jul, 2017


Hi, I agree with Bamboo, if you've had cool wet weather, and then sunshine it could be what's known as bud balling, the outer petals get saturated, then the sun comes out, and the drying causes all the petals to fuse together, which prevents the flower from opening, this also applies to Peonies and Camellias, Derek.

6 Jul, 2017

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