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What's wrong with my rose and how do I fix it?

Hi there! I'm new to gardening and not very green fingered and have a problem with my lovely rose that I've only gad for a few weeks. A few of my rose's leaves have turned yellow, and one of its stems has turned black and yellow. On one of its leaves, on a different stem however has developed a dark spot that could signify black spot (see pictures). Conditions wise, Its been quite hot and humid recently with occasional heavy rain followed by more hot, humid days. We do have foxes ans cats in the garden, and something has been nibbling the leaves a little. As is said, I'm also not vey experienced so I could have cared for it incorrectly or something. 
How do I fix this and how do I prevent it happening again? Thanks!


  • RomaRoma Posts: 10
    This looks like black spot. Remove the affected leaves, pick up any on the soil and put into Brown bin. Spray with black spot spray (Rose clear is good). Next year start spraying as soon as little leaves appear and then every two weeks after that. 
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391
    I'd also prune-out that black and yellow stem, right back to just below that stump of a broken dead stem.  It may produce a new healthy stem from any buds on the part you left.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • RomaRoma Posts: 10
    Oh yes - didn't notice that.
  • Thanks! On the whole, the plant still seems okay - its got a total of 15 buds, and even a few on the affected stem still. I'll cut off the diseased parts, and spray it with rose clear. Should i bring it inside too so it doesn't get too damp in the weather as its a fungal infection?
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,925
    No leave it in the garden, roses aren’t happy indoors ... they need fresh air. 

    And a tip ... if you’re going to spray it (and to be honest I wouldn’t because fungicides are causing problems) don’t spray it in bright sunshine as it can cause scorching. 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • Thanks - I'll move it to a shady spot. What sort of problems do fungicides cause? I think some are toxic to wildlife such as bees (whoch I wa t to br careful with as I get a lot of bees in the garden), but do they cause other issues aswell? 
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,925
    Fungal conditions are developing resistance ... as bacteria do to antibiotics ... this is causing some medical conditions to be untreatable ... we discussed it a little while ago

    All very concerning. 😢 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • And to add that hope that rose is suitable for growing in a it doesn't look particularly large. Most need a lot of space and prefer to be in the ground. Most plants are more susceptible to disease down to unsuitable cultivation conditions and just spraying them is just trying to cover up the symptoms but not cure the cause.
    To Plant a Garden is to Believe in Tomorrow
  • Yeh, I got the rose quite recently and although its a small rose type I'm planning to get a nice larger pot for it (the place that sold the rose did not sell pots) when I have 10 minutes. And the car.
  • No problem @Rachel.sismanwas just checking, you'd want to give it the best possible start. Hopefully they are such tough plants, they bounce back in no time. 
    To Plant a Garden is to Believe in Tomorrow
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