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Is my patio rose O.K?


By Alextb

London, England Eng

About a month or so ago, I bought a red and a white patio rose. The red one has plenty of red leaves, but the white one lost all it leaves very soon after it was bought. (My suspicion is the leaves were dying when I bought it.) I do not know what is wrong, as it isn't showing any signs of growing new leaves or growing larger.

How do I tell what is wrong with my rose, and how can I tell if it may have died.

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do the thumbnail test. scrape your nail against the stem if its still green you are ok

22 Apr, 2010


Be patient. My mum planted some bare root roses a while ago and I was convinced a couple of them were dead as nails - no leaves and brown dead looking stems, but they did survive!

22 Apr, 2010


Thanks for the help, it was very helpful

23 Apr, 2010


I did the thumbnail test today, and most of the rose was dead. I removed all ther dead wood, and was left with one living branch, and after snipping a samller branch which looked dead, I found healthier growth underneath. So finger crossed.

25 Apr, 2010


Sounds promising :-) Keep it well watered.

26 Apr, 2010

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