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Rose leaves gone weird...?

I've got a number of roses whose leaves have all gone spindly and weird looking. Can anybody tell me what it is and what I can do about it please? I'm trying to attach an image so you can see what I mean.

Ignore the timberwork in the background. I've just pruned a bit off the plant to make it easier to photograph and stuck it in the bench slats!

Thanks in advance:-)


  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,551
    The RHS "Garden" magazine this month had an article on "rose rosette virus" which looks similar .
    " search 'New pests and disease risks' at" 
  • MarlorenaMarlorena Posts: 8,342
    ...that's herbicide damage... somebody has been spraying near you...
    East Anglia, England
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,551
    Marlorena said:
    ...that's herbicide damage... somebody has been spraying near you...
    Glad it's not the other one. 
    Thanks @Marlorena
  • :)  Thanks for that info. The garden that these are in backs onto a large arable field. I did spot the sprayer trekking back and forth a few weeks ago. That would seem to have solved my query!

    Thanks again people :)

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