Is this RMV?
I'm new to this forum and fairly new to roses. I would really appreciate opinions if this is RMV.
This is a Darcey Bussell that my niece picked up end of season and not very vigorous that I've been trying to get established for 2yrs. This is the first year the foliage is really taking off and it now is exhibiting this new issue.
I have read numerous other posts regarding RMV and would like to leave the rose in the garden, but am so struggling to balance my rose care between basic feeding options, spray/no spray options, wildlife(deer/rabbits/groundhogs), blackspot, aphids, Japanese beetles, sawfly larvae etc etc etc... that I'm not looking for one more issue that could harm nearby newly planted DA roses.
That said... RMV? Yea? Nay?
I so appreciate your input!
p.s. I'm just now noticing in the pic something's been nibbling on the leaves and this rose has fencing around it and I used dormant spray for the first time this year.... oy vey!