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debs64debs64 West Midlands, on the edge of the Black Country Posts: 4,417

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  • debs64debs64 West Midlands, on the edge of the Black Country Posts: 4,417
    Hi all daughter had this rose as a gift, bare root, planted it a while ago and it has really failed to thrive. Any advice?? 
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 80,486
    Almost … I wouldn’t hold my breath 😢 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • debs64debs64 West Midlands, on the edge of the Black Country Posts: 4,417
    Golden showers, planted by me, I have never had this happen before, planted in March and just done no good at all, should sh ask for a refund? 
  • FireFire North LondonPosts: 16,500
    edited July 2021
    It's planted way, way too close to the fence.  I would suggest it's been victim to a lack of water...
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 80,486
    I would. 

    But I don’t like planting bare root roses as late as March … I like roses to be growing away by then … but that’s just me … I know some other folk do it successfully. 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • FireFire North LondonPosts: 16,500
    I would only ask for a refund if you think there was something originally wrong with the plant.
  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 22,931
    I always start bare roots in a container. You can keep an eye on them better and plant them out the next year.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 80,486
    edited July 2021
    B3 said:
    I always start bare roots in a container. You can keep an eye on them better and plant them out the next year.
    So do I if it’s a less well grown one or if the planting site isn’t A1.  Some suppliers send really well grown bare roots. 

    I would mention that I think  in the photo that rose is planted way to close to the fence. 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • debs64debs64 West Midlands, on the edge of the Black Country Posts: 4,417
    It’s from David Austin and it cost nearly £25 so I would expect it to do better. Obviously March isn’t ideal but it was a birthday gift. All the other roses are doing so well. I think it’s unlikely to be salvageable myself. I generally find that roses don’t need cosseting and do very well in my daughters clay soil. Thanks for the feedback.
  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 22,931
    Ouch! That's an awful lot for a bare root.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
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