Could be as simple as a spring prune, a little fertilizer, a little mulch, and a cool drink of cool H2O.
We`ll wait for other opinions. Mean time, look at leaves both top and undersides. See any little bugs or odd shaped leaves? I thought the greenery looked good.Others know better.
Steve812 said:It would be helpful to know your USDA zone and which side of the building the rose is on.
Given the gravel mulch, my guess is that among its many challenges is compacted soil that's also depleted of organic material; but it clearly needs pruning. If gophers are involved, there's a good bet it's a goner.
Tisha said:West side of building, with no tree south of it to cast shade, should give the rose its` required amount of sun. Other roses might not like am shade in humid climates.Don`t think knock-outs are one of them.
Foundation sand? If not gently press ground down with your foot may tell us why it`s loose.
I`m tired, where is STL?
Tisha said:post 12 is repeat of post 10. Did you read post 11?