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BreatheBreathe Posts: 114

This  is a rose shrub, newly bought 3 months ago;  that had budded beautifully with around 17 buds and 2 flowers were just opening- it got tipped over by wind twice til I rigged up a block as I did I noticed little flies in buds so I sprayed with fly killer for roses - now it's sulking big time . Leaves haven't changed colour but they look wilted . I last sprayed  it around 3 weeks ago and bottle says okay to do it again.  I want to feed it - as it's in a pot, but I think its in shock and I worry it could take a fortnight before it's its old self again. The flowers that were in process of opening looks like  they are shrivelling and browning slightly. I'm dejected. Please tell me it's just in shock and will pull through. What is disappointing is when my lavender bush got sliced by heavy mat blowing through it and nearly dividing it, it was poorly for months. Please tell me I won't have to wait til next year now for a lovely rose display- all the buds look way worse than the leaves.




  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,070

    Verd's right, and also - move it to a more sheltered position. image

    You've unfortunately learned the hard way that plants in pots get damaged even at this time of year if they're in the wrong place.

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,157

    Those flies are probably aphids and can be brushed off or hosed off with water. No damage to plant or bees or butterflies or anything else including youimage

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • BreatheBreathe Posts: 114

    Okay pruning it will probably be. The place I had it was probably better but I wanted it to catch as much sun as poss In our North facing strip, so put it right against railings. I thought buds meant - flower imminent, but it's actually like a pregnancy- you wait and wait! but honestly there just come sudden gusts along that whole stretch- I'll buy some j Innes to supplement my local authority compost. Am  looking at a windbreak, but we don't get much light in winter as it is.

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