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David Austin rose bush is wilting

My potted David Austin rose bush leaves have become wilted. It has been in the same spot for about 3 months and has grown well but the last week or so it appears really droopy. I have been watering it every couple of days as I thought the reason for the wilting could be because there hasn’t been much rain recently but it doesn’t appear to have helped. Can anybody suggest any tips? 
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  • edhelkaedhelka Posts: 2,350
    Rose in such a small pot would need watering every day or even twice a day in the weather we have now.
    Do you plan to plant it in the ground? If yes, I would do this as soon as possible. If you don't have space in the ground, replant to a larger pot, 45x45cm minimum if you want to keep that rose in the pot long term. For one season, you can get away with a smaller pot but it will need watering often.
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,700
    There are quite a few David Austin roses that can do well in a pot, but that container is too small. You will need to plant out or into a much larger container in loam-base compost. Watering every other day in the weather we are having right now is not enough. You need to water thoroughly every day.
  • I plan on keeping it in a pot for a couple of years then when we move into a property that has a proper garden we will plant it in the ground. 
    I will look to repot and will start watering twice a day
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 12,479
    You'll find a bit more information about growing roses in pots here Laura  :)

    https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=278

    https://www.davidaustinroses.co.uk/advice-and-inspiration/how-to-plant-a-rose-in-a-pot/

    Which variety of David Austin rose is it ? Watering twice a day isn't really necessary,  you may end up killing it with kindness. Even in very hot weather,  once a day is enough.
    The best thing is to stick your finger into the compost around 2 inches deep (old school), as even though it looks dry on the top, the compost may still be very wet further down.
  • Please put it into a bigger pot. The poor thing is desperate to get out.
    A gardener's work is never at an end  - (John Evelyn 1620-1706)
  • AnniD said:
    You'll find a bit more information about growing roses in pots here Laura  :)

    https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=278

    https://www.davidaustinroses.co.uk/advice-and-inspiration/how-to-plant-a-rose-in-a-pot/

    Which variety of David Austin rose is it ? Watering twice a day isn't really necessary,  you may end up killing it with kindness. Even in very hot weather,  once a day is enough.
    The best thing is to stick your finger into the compost around 2 inches deep (old school), as even though it looks dry on the top, the compost may still be very wet further down.
    Thanks AnniD, I will have a look at these links. 

    I’m not entirely sure on the variety, it says on the pot a celebration rose. It was given to me as a gift in memory of my grandad. So it is dear to me and I would like to do my best to keep it going! 
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,935
    A lovely gift ... to give the best chance of survival it needs a much larger container and the right sort of compost, so please do read the David Austin link and follow the instructions ... it’ll be so worthwhile 😊 

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





  • NollieNollie Posts: 7,512
    David Austin has three ‘celebration’ roses... Golden Celebration, Jubilee Celebration and Celebration 2000 and they all behave and grow slightly differently, have a look here:

    https://www.davidaustinroses.co.uk/catalogsearch/result/?q=Celebration

    If it doesn’t have the word ‘Golden’ or ‘Jubilee’ in front, it is probably the Celebration 2000, which seems to be the most compact and probably best suited to growing in a large pot. I have Golden Celebration, which gets tall with floppy stems that need support and is really, imho, better in the ground. A few other forum members grow Jubilee Celebration, so let us know which one you think it might be and we can help with more specific advice on growing it. 
    Mountainous Northern Catalunya, Spain. Hot summers, cold winters.
  • Doesn't it say Golden on the pot? My eyes might be a bit fuzzy🙂

    I have Celebration 2000 and it has some red colouring I can't see above...

    Best of luck with your rose Laura
    Wearside, England.
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 12,479
    It does look like "Golden" @Victoria Sponge .
    According to the website it's okay for a pot...
    https://www.davidaustinroses.co.uk/golden-celebration
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