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Rose bush failing

Posted: 08/07/2013 at 21:08

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http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/26977.jpg?width=544&height=350&mode=max

 Rose bush foliage shown in the attached. 

Please also see foliage of a different plant, planted nearby. Doesn't look happy! 

 

...does it look like its caused be poor soil? 

Rose bush failing

Posted: 08/07/2013 at 13:02

Thanks for your help all.

My garden is on a relatively new estate and the soil isnt great quality (quite clay like!). I used plenty of compost when planting but I wonder if the lack of nutrents is causing the problem. As they have been watered rather well and I have been using plant feed. If thats the case I'm not sure what the solution is - dig up the whole bed and replace with topsoil??  then replant??

-no plants seem to be flourishing there!

as for dead head'ing - should i just chop it right at the very end of the 'branch'?

Rose bush failing

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 12:16

Inexperienced gardener alert! 

I planted a couple of rose bushes in my garden amongst other plants approx 2 months ago. 

One of the rose bushes has produced beautiful flowers...however for some reason they seem to only flower for approx 2/3 days and then begn to wilt and die. 

This seems to be a trend with some of the other plants also. 

Does anyone know why this might be? 

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