Posted: 21/12/2017 at 13:46
I also have a Tess in a pot, but a bigger pot. I think your Tess looks fine, bearing in mind it's her first year. David Austin roses often take a couple of years to settle down.
She has some nice strong shoots in the wrong direction. DON'T cut them off. Turn the pot around and tie them into the trellis. Better to cut off the spindly growth.
Don't forget that roses in pots need a lot more feeding and watering than roses in the ground.
Roses in winter never look good anyway, she will probably drop most of her leaves. Clear them up and bin or burn them, not the compost heap.
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