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Rosa Mme Alfred Carriere leaves

This recently planted (Nov. 19) bare root rose is putting up shoots already, but they look weak and not particularly healthy. Is this normal?

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  • PosyPosy Posts: 3,601
    It looks like they are being eaten. Have you checked for slugs?
  • Butterfly66Butterfly66 Posts: 932
    edited April 2020
    Agree with @posy re slugs. We have a Mme C and her leaves are quite pale and soft-looking (as if they are limp) at the start of the season so looks as if she needs a good tonic but then always grows rampantly and flowers her socks off without any extra care at all.

    Beautiful flower and scent but not the healthiest looking foliage from my experience 
     If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”—Marcus Tullius Cicero
    East facing, top of a hill clay-loam, cultivated for centuries (7 years by me). Birmingham
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