I just went to their website to check what the active ingredients are, to see if runoff would affect nearby plants but got this:
Is there any mention on the back of the container?
Yes, I missed the 'Richmond' bit in the title! Perrhaps the other reason mentioned in the article (temperature) could be the issue. It was much colder than normal earlier this year, possibly when it was in bloom?
Which weedkiller did you use, AJ?
Could be that it needs a pollinating partner, which it would have had plenty of in the nursery of course. See this article:
You could try putting 2 or 3 inches of grit or pea shingle at the bottom of each planting hole if you suspect the wet caused them to die. They do require good drainage. If you have heavy clay soil even that may not be enough though and you may need to make a raised bed in the position you want them or grow them in pots.
Thanks Ob, roses now planted after dusting the roots with mycorrhizal fungi (which clung well, thanks to them still being wet) so they will hopefully get off to a flying start in spring. Having a cuppa now before going out again to plant the tulips before it gets dark.
Merry Christmas Nora and the rest of the team. Have a good one!
Mine lives outside in a pot by the south-facing wall of my house (in Leics) and started off about the same size. After 5 years it is about 3ft tall now and puts on about 6" every year.
Good job I'm on holiday - just had 5 bare root roses delivered together with about 100 bulbs, all of which I'd forgotten I'd ordered! Might just put the roses in a bucket of water and plant them tomorrow when the weather is forecast to be better (dull and drizzly at the mo.)
Grey here but dry and with just a shade of blue in the sky, so did a lot of weeding, pulling-up forget-me-nots from places I don't want them and dozens of willow herb 'rosettes' which are (as usual) appearing everywhere. Had a robin helping me which was lovely company!