Hi I have a rose bush which I planted last October, it seemed to start growing ok during spring (about 2 foot tall - is this normal?), but I am forever brushing off aphids and putting ladybirds near it! Over the past couple of weeks I have noticed loads of buds forming on it, however these are still really small and don't seem to be getting any bigger. Also I have just noticed there are a few white spots on some of the leaves.
I have read all sorts about the various diseases, fungal problems and pests etc you can get with roses and am a bit confused as to what is best to do!