And I'd fit into my wedding dress if it hadn't shrunk in the wardrobe
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Could be a blackbird digging for grubs, although they're not usually that neat.
Once the frost hits them they're dead. You can take cuttings before then and overwinter them indoors.
And watch out for any straight suckers, as reversion will leave you with a plain hazelnut tree.
Also perfect for foxgloves and bluebells, nutcutlet :D
And cyclamen, beech, ferns, etc......
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Are the leaves still healthy? Any chance of a photo, please?
Are the leaf edges serrated - they seem to be? Could it be a fruit pip/stone?
You should be fine. If you have fungal problems, it's often a sign of clean air, believe it or not - city pollutants kill some fungi. A major example of this is rust on hollyhocks.
Try giving them some tomato food if you're not doing so already, and they really should be outside by now, spreading their roots. If last year's winter is anything to go by, you have plenty of time yet.
Provided the roses aren't disease-ridden in any way, I think the main problem would be that the soil is lacking in nutrients.