HELP!, with standard rose ... please
Linnnaim Posts: 9
Hi , can someone tell me whats wrong with this standard i,ve had it for years and it flowers lovely .. not sure what its called .. i think its “blue .. something ...the problem is the last few weeks it keeps producing lots of new growth its fantastic as per usual .... but red colour new shoots keep turning black and dying , even the stems look like their brown/ black and dying .. i,ve taken some photos,s i hope you can see difference ... its got lots of new fertilliser like i usually do .... any ideas ... thanks Roy
sprayed weed killer nearby? Other than that, I haven't a clue I'm afraid - sorry!
It looks to me as if it made a lot of fresh growth early in the season and this was then cut back by frosts ... this spring that could've happened two or three times!
I think I'd repot in fresh John Innes No 3 loam-based compost and prune the head to reshape and rejuvenate it .... thinning out a lot of the older branches and cutting the newer growth to just a few buds - maybe 3 or 4 ... pruning to an outward facing bud ... it'll perk it up no end.
You might have to wait a bit longer for flowers, but this way you'll have a rejuvenated rose bush which will keep on for several more years.
Could it be Blue Moon? It's been a popular standard rose for quite a while
There was a Blue Moon in the garden of a house we moved into in the early70s, along with a Super Star and a Fragrant Cloud .... the first roses I'd ever been responsible for caring for.
I use Fish, blood and bone in the spring and a handful of clematis feed in the spring and again in the summer.
I use seaweed liquid diluted as a foliar feed if the plants are looking as if they need a boost.
Let us know how it turns out.