Roses - Knowledgebase Question

Hanover, MD (Zone 7A)
Question by ajewer
May 15, 2007
I had a small rose bush for two years. Something bit the roots off and left the plant on the ground. Before I plant another one in that area what should I do.

Answer from NGA
May 15, 2007


I'm not sure what might have munched the roots off your rose bush. Were any other plants affected in this same way? If so, you may have a population of squirrels, gophers, etc. If not, it could have been a wayward critter and it probably won't happen again. Just to be sure, you can line the planting hole with hardware cloth prior to putting a new rose bush in the same spot.

Best wishes with your new rose bush!

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