I posted about my roses in the post Anticipation. I was so excited to see them open. Well a few weeks ago we had a power washing company come and power wash our house. Our house is white, the garden fence is white, our decking is white, everything around our home is white and therefore needed power washing. I was clear about my concern for my plants and their safety. Well the guys that came were not the same that came last year. I don't know if they were not told about my concerns and I was caught by surprise the day they came. I failed to reiterate how my plants were the primary concern.
Well whatever they used damaged all my peonies and a few hydrangeas, my butterfly bushes and well you guessed it, my roses on my trellis.
So as much as there were buds the stems and leaves have crumbled to appear burnt and crisp and the roses that have opened seem weak and droopy. The excessive rain is not helping either. So I spent this weekend cutting out everything that was burnt. I thinned out so much. I'm so sick to see it how parts of it look weak or burnt. But I promised you pics so here they are.
The front porch garden is doing alot better. My New Dawn and Constance Spry are on the trellis although my Constance Spry (David Austin rose) is slow in coming. It hasn't done well in the past 3 years.