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KweeglyKweegly Posts: 92

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This rose has very bad black spot, should I cut it right back or just keep treating it and wait for it to recover?

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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 16,590

    Hmm, if it's as badly affected as that I'd swap it for another, tougher, variety.image

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • CeresCeres Posts: 1,823

    Ooooh. That's upsetting looking. Unless you are deeply attached to that plant for sentimental reasons, get rid of it and buy something with more resistance to the disease.

  • KweeglyKweegly Posts: 92

    They are two rose trees in pots, matching pair so I would like to save it if possible image

  • KweeglyKweegly Posts: 92

    I'm treating them with something recommended in another post so hopefully that will help!

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 24,602

    I can  only glimpse the pot. It looks fairly small. Plants are more like to become " ill " if they're stressed . I'd suggest a bigger pot and nice fresh compost and it should grow away happier.

    Devon.
  • KweeglyKweegly Posts: 92

    The pot is quite tall, are the roots shallow and wide, should I change the pot to a shorter wider pot?

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 24,602

    regular feeding with liquid tomato food will help.

    Devon.
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