I planted this new rose in December - it seems healthy enough and has produced several blooms, but they are drooping. Does anyone know if this is normal for the variety or should I be taking action? I'm making sure it gets well fed and watered. Your advice would be appreciated, thank you.
I find that a lot of the David Austin English Roses are inclined to droop - I presume it's in their breeding - Salino will probably know more - but I don't suppose there is anything you can do about it.
...I'd have said the same as you there Dove... it's probably even more marked on a standard rose... as far as I'm aware it will get better with time... that's what they need to develop stronger shoots... I've seen nice photos of this rose as a bush, when mature, and it looks fine.. so stick with it.. it should get better... it's a very popular one by all accounts...
Thank you both for your replies - I feel better now! The rose was chosen for its colour and fragrance both of which have lived up to expectations. I shall continue with plenty of TLC and hope for improvement. Thanks again.
I would say not too much TLC - you don't want to encourage soft lush growth - grow it a bit 'hard' and I think it'll toughen up