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Help! - rose bush

Hello all. I am a novice gardener... and I have recently moved into a property with a small garden (so happy to finally have a garden!!) there’s an existing small-ish rose bush next to the front door and it seems that the roses have been blooming very quickly the past few weeks but within a week the same flower will die and all petals will fall off. Any idea why this might happen? It was looking so pretty as they began to bloom and then it just started looking very unwell and dying!! 
I have no idea r.e the soil quality etc as it’s planted against a wall in a stoned area.

Thanks! ☺️


  • RubytooRubytoo Posts: 1,486
    edited July 2019
    Hi welcome.
    I imagine it is the recent heat, even the watered well tended ones here have gone over quicker than usual. Not that I am suggesting mine are that well cared for. :D

    I would give yours some water prune off any spent ones and bits like the thin yellowed short bits.
    It does not look that bad some good green stems there.

    If you give it some water and a little food it may put on more blooms.
    Identifying it if you can might help with that. But it won't hurt to make sure it has some water and food.
    Some kinds bloom repeatedly others only do it once a year.
    Good Luck, in your new home too.

    Edited again to add take those leaves with the spots on and dispose of them it is black spot so clearing them up will help stop any spread.
  • OmoriOmori Posts: 1,673
    That's not unusual.  I'd be more concerned about that big cane growing behind the pipe.  What is that pipe for? 
  • @Omori I actually didn’t notice that, it’s a gas pipe 😬 I rent this privately so unlikely that the landlord willing want to do anything with it.... i’l keep an eye on it 👍🏻
  • edhelkaedhelka Posts: 2,350
    It's planted quite close to the wall, it won't get much rain there, you need to water it at least during summer. Roses are very thirsty and very grateful for any water you can give it to them.
    It also suffers from blackspot but that is unfortunately normal for many roses. A good watering regime will help with that too.
    I would: 1) Give it a full bucket of water. 2) Cut all dead wood. 3) Remove the leaves affected with blackspot or at least the worst ones. It will soon grow new leaves. 4) And also, if it wasn't fed in spring, I would give it some food now.
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