Why is the bark falling off my rose bush?
Why is the bark falling off the trunk of my iceberg standard rose?
As you know, roses love free draining soils and like to be in a full sun position. They don't like competition from other plants, so make sure there is not too much competition around the base of your standards. This will ensure plenty of air circulation and the less likelihood of any fungal problems. The bark falling off could indicate a fungal problem. At this stage if the foliage is healthy and the plants are producing flowers, there shouldn't be any concern. Keep your roses well watered and fertilised but do ensure that the soil is well drained.
Answered: 7 Nov, 2011