After a week's abscence I finally got back to my land today,and was dismayed to see Durance (a Massad rose) with every single flower badly balled. True, we've been blessed with unusually rainy weather , considering that it's June,so it's easily explained by that. However, this rose is in a very prominent spot in my garden,and I'd really prefer to have something completely reliable in such a spot,so probably I'll move Durance. But should I even bother to keep it? It hasn't been in my garden very long-maybe about 2 years-so it's hard to form a fair opinion of it in my climate. Up until now, it really hasn't done much of anything to impress me, but things tend to be a bit slow at establishing themselves in my garden,so I write these issues off. But a tendency to ball...hmm. One grows roses for their flowers, right? and so,whilst I am willing to close an eye on some disease issues (Climbing Old Blush,for example, always defoiliates and looks wretched after it's big flush,but that flush is so adorable that I forgive it for it's down time),a reluctance to produce good flowers early in the season is something I want to avoid. I know that roses can and do grow out of some health issues,but do they grow out of defects such as the tendency to ball or proliferate excessively?