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I planted a Zephirine drouhin rose in March on a new arch . At first it appeared to be growing well but now it appears to be struggling . It has some greenfly which I have sprayed and I have fed it with rose food. I have been told that the manure I placed in the planting hole may have scorched the roots so should I dig it up and start again ?
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no just water it well and often to help 'flush' the manure through the soil. what was the manure you put in the hole?

18 May, 2016


I wish you well with your Zephirine Drouhin. I had two which started off well, and struggled in all subsequent years. I reluctantly gave up last year and replaced them with Jasmine.

18 May, 2016


mine is doing really well and it was a cutting so not even on an approved rootstock.

19 May, 2016

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