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Standard rose problem

KS

Standard rose problem

by 4 years ago
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I have a standard Macmillan Nurse. Has always been fabulous. Recently covered in black marks on leaves. Has become v spindly and looks terrible. Have sprayed with a Bayer spray. Small signs of recovery above damaged areas, some new healthy foliage. I did a drastic prune yesterday and cut out all damaged and new bits. Think I may have overdone it as I now have a skeleton. Is it likely to recover in time or should I have left alone?

EB
4 years ago
Hi Karen, welcome to our community - lovely to have you here. Your question may be answered by another community member, or if you hit lucky from time to time our world experts pop by and give advice (or you get full access to them if you do a course with us). We've had a lot of rose questions recently so will be interesting to hear what people think.
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BJ
4 years ago
HI Karen, Keen to hear about this too! I have 2 roses next to each other, planted around the same time. One is lush and covered in buds & roses and the other is tiny, the same black marks you've mentioned and also the actual roses (all 3 of them...) seem to be rotten from within if that makes sense?
KS
4 years ago
Interestingly I have two of the same variety of rose next to each other. Only one seems affected. I think I know what you mean about rotten from within. Some of the buds on my other roses have been like that, even though the plant is healthy. I thought it might be due to the wet, humid conditions. I am just hanging on to the thought that roses seem to have the ability to regenerate and rally.
EB
4 years ago
ooh interesting. Let's see if anyone else is having the same issue

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