etoile de hollande issues
Hi Folks - my first post here.
We have an Etoile de Hollande climbing rose on a south-facing fence, now entering its third summer (or possibly 4th?). There is a persistent problem in that any time I try (gently!) to tie in any of the string basal shoots (or any of the strong laterals) They detach from the main shoot at the point of departure. It seems as the the 'join' is very weak. It's not just when I try and tie-in either: we've seen signs where a branch been snapped either by the wind or by a bird perching on it.
I've grown roses of various types for years without encountering this as an issue. Does anyone know if this is typical of the rose, or could it be a cultivation issue?
I'd be grateful for any advice as we've lost so much potential growth as a result!
Last edited: 27 May 2017 14:58:14