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11/06/2013 at 09:35

help i have gertrude jekyll rose which i've had to move as m,oved house then had in wrong place in new garden..anyway,was looking good but now 2 short steems have gone brown/yellow,i pruned off discoloured part but all stem like that now, rest of rose looks ok,some new leaves and couple of new buds,have been watering well through dry weather and feeding once a week,any advice welcome

11/06/2013 at 09:52

Feeding once a week??-with what Louise?

Roses need feeding probably twice a year -at most.

11/06/2013 at 09:52

Roses are extremely hardy and long lived but it depends when you moved it twice.

Roses should only be moved in winter when they are dormant because they don't have quick growing roots to re-establish like a herbaceous plant has and any moving will inevitably cause die-back.

I moved a climbing rose that was 17yrs old and 1 metre deep in the soil and it's taken two years for it to recover.

 

12/06/2013 at 09:31

feeding with rose feed to help move,,had to move spring as moved house then laid lawn wheree i initially put it

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