wilted rose, skeletal rose
Hello folks! I was wondering if anyone had an idea of what might be ailing a few of my roses. Last year I got four prepackaged bare root roses XD They were on sale for super cheap and I figured why not, give it a shot. I planted them in a row next to the house (though far enough away that I figure they should get enough sun) and they all grew and bloomed. The next challenge was winter - I live in IL (zone 5). And I'm... not the most attentive gardener, a lot of the time. :P Well two of the four have come back strong and have large buds now. One of the rootstocks I thought hadn't survived, though just now I see some tiny shoots at the base (I realize these may be a different sort of rose, but I'll see what happens). And one of the roses initially sent up about 4 new canes, seemed to be doing okay, but now all the leaves are wilted and seem to be dying. Anyone know what might be up with that? The leaves do not appear to have any spots or other lesions aside from wilting/drying up. Looking online the main cause I can find of this sort of problem is poorly drained soil, but the next closest rose (~1 yard away) is doing awesome. Could the drainage really just be bad in that one spot? Should I dig up and chuck the plant or might it still be salvageable? Also, a few other roses that are otherwise doing well seem to have something munching on them. The leaves are starting to look lacy - something either eats little holes in half of them or all the way through. I didn't see bugs before but the first rose I noticed this on was a bit hard to access - another one seems affected and I found a few small green wormy things on it. Sawfly larva? Tips for controlling them? I prefer to use "organic" methods when possible... some sites are suggesting to just squish them... are there few enough that this would really be effective? Thanks!