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09/05/2012 at 07:57

Hi all,

2 of my 4 roses (both climbers and in pots), which usually thrive against a west-facing wall and trellis seem to have developed strange crinkly leaves. Eventually the leaves smooth themselves out a bit once open, but the emerging leaves are very wrinkled along the long borders and slightly brownish and dry.

There are also a few rust spots on some of the leaves, which I have treated with Rose Clear.

After 2 applications, the spots are diminshing, but the wrinkliness sin't - could this be vine weevil?

Many thanks

09/05/2012 at 09:49

No, that causes complete collapse. It's more likely to be uneven watering if they're in pots.

09/05/2012 at 15:41

Thanks Alina - but what do you mean by uneven? I haven't actually watered them at all as it has rained directly into the pots pretty much every day for the past 5 weeks - they are free draining pots though. is it too much water?

I had vine weevil recently in the other half of my garden over the main beds (but not in any pots I could see) and treated a month ago using nematodes.

Thanks again.

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