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Bare root rose

Recently bought this DA rose (Snow Goose, an English rambler). Planted immediately after soaking, well-rotted manure in hole, have kept watered, as per instructions. I was pleased to see so many stems, but quite a few have died back since planting. Also, the foliage seems very small. Is this normal?



  • batwood14batwood14 Posts: 193
    Hi - you will always get some die back particularly on existing stems when planting bare root roses and also we are past bare root stage. The fact that it does have new stems/foliage is good as that is what you want to see. 

    It is early in the rose season and its a lot cooler than this time last year so don't expect too much yet. Ramblers generally have much smaller leaves. Your rose is quite fine so just cut back those stems that have died back.
  • RubytooRubytoo Posts: 1,480
    As batwood said re the dieback. it happens sometimes even on older roses if you get a late frost it can damage stems too.
    We have Snow Goose here and the foliage is small, it goes nicely with the delicate little flower sprays, I love this rose it is only in its second year here.
    As it is a short repeat rambler this is how they tend to be.
    I hope you can see if you hover over the photos on DA site you should be able to.

  • AndyDeanAndyDean Posts: 157
    Thank you, that’s put my mind at rest!

    I’ll trim back the dead stuff and get on with putting up my climbing wires then.

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