Your thoughts on potted roses , summer heat and stress ?
I have a good amount of roses in pots , waiting on me to dig up some holes and get em tucked in for fall. I didn't want to start until fall when I could baby them and count on rain or at least cooler temps . Also still working on a plan for my new beds so I don't want to rush into it and regret my hasty choices down the line .
It has been so hot down here in tennesee ! And not great on rain . And I started a new job that wipes me right out and my roses are kinda getting neglected . I went from watering every single morning to every 2/3 days when I realize I forgot ! Or sometimes I think it rains here bc it did at work , but it actually hasn't so they suffer big time .
Well , some are really suffering .
My climbing pinkies keep blooming but are blackspoted like crazy . They are still in small 1 gal pots they were purchased in . I know they need more room but I just want to get them in the ground . Will they outgrow the blackspot?
Ballerina is a weird case . It was my best all summer , until the allysum in the pot took over and it tangled around all the stems . Before I knew it , blackspot again took hold and it has lost all it's leaves , and has a lot of brown stems not looking very alive ! Starting to push new leaves out now but mighty sad looking. Had been potted into large pot if that helps .
Golden celebration keeps wanting to bloom ( still in original david austin pot . ) however has a wicked case of black spot like no other. It is in quarantine now .
I have one rose ( Felicia or Cornelia , lost tag ) and I've not seen a single bloom yet and really not impressive growth .
My mrs dudley cross tea is a wimpy thing and I mean 1 bloom all season and hardly grew since I bought it .
There's the background info on my poor roses . Do you think that the allysum was a bad idea in the pots ? I sprinkled seeds in and let them go . The roses in those just never seemed to really grow or bloom much . I yanked most of the allysum in hopes of recovery .
Do you think the recurring black spot on my climbing pinkies are from stress of being in a small pot and will it out grow it ? There are so many reviews that look so good on the rose . I really want it to work out .
Golden celebration , what the heck ? I see seils pictures , and want it to be just as great . I thought it had good disease resistance ( not perfect , that's ok ! ) but it really has the worst black spot ever . Will it out grow this or do I need to plan on spraying? I'm not yet a sprayer . I'm not sure I want to.
Mrs dudley ... Slow to grow ? Is that just the nature of a tea rose ?
Ballerina, was the alyssum the culprit ? Did it rob the plant of all nutrients?
Is anyone having similar issues?
Thanks for reading and replying . I could use the help! :)
Wanted to add that I understand there will be some trouble even tho I tried to choose roses known to be healthy . Tn is very humid some days and I know that makes it worse . I just want to make sure I'm not wasting good space with duds !
Also , I remember an older forum member who had a list of great disease resistant roses in tn ? Anyone remember or save that ?
Thanks for letting me ramble ... :)