Roses Shedding Leaves in Spring??
Bought a couple of really nice roses about 3 years ago. For 2 years straight, in early spring, they begin to grow nicely and then suddenly, they begin to shed their leaves quickly. The leaves look mottled yellow, but some just look green! Found a whole pile of leaves around each rose this morning. ( Not deer )
Then their growth is stunted the whole year. They are not dead, just don't grow welll at all. The mystery is I have other plants in the same area and they are fine. These are 4 roses planted in a flower bed in front of the house. I have sprayed them, fertilized and watered them diligently, but still, they just drop their leaves and sit all summer. All plants in the same location ( non roses) and growing vigorously and nicely. What could be wrong with them?
I am in Virginia.