Posted: 11/06/2014 at 20:16
Thanks for the replies. I was hoping there was still a spark in the root, but there you go.
I bought it from Lidl, and probably won't take it back because of the hassle of explaining to them the problem. And they have no replacements now.
I bought two for £5. The other one is alive and has produced two roses this year so far, after planting in March. The annoying thing about that one is that it's not the colour or variety that was shown on the packet. I usually like Lidl for their gardening stuff, but haven't been lucky with these roses.
Out of interest, will the rose feed and blood fish & bone I mixed into the soil when I planted the dead rose in a pot still be active if no plant has been consuming it, or will it have all broken down by now?