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I discovered the Garden Web rose forums last summer just after I purchased about fifty rose bushes, which included 30 bands from Heirloom Roses in St. Paul, Oregon. Many years ago I had a rose garden (all grafted plants). We moved full time to the Central Oregon Coast about one year ago and I am excited for this new gardening adventure. We are in zone 8b. In addition to our cool weather challenges, we have deer. The home we purchased has a metal six foot fence enclosing about half of the yard. That is where the roses are going. I have ordered about 25 more roses from sources I heard about on this forum, including Roses Unlimited and Rose Petals Nursery. Several new bands are coming from Rogue Valley Roses and Heirloom Roses here in Oregon. I have a lot of learning to do, especially having to do with roses in this climate. Last October I think, we did a half strength last spray with neem oil only on the larger grafted roses, and a half strength fish fertilizer applied to all the roses. The next day we had a storm with heavy winds. Within a day or so the leaves of most of the roses were burned around the edges and did not look good. Did the fertilizer, neem oil or winds cause the damage? Any help will be appreciated. Our little rose bands started leafing out and looked wonderful this week. We had another rain and wind storm with wind gusts reaching 70 mph. Several of the bands new leaves look dry and fried. Is this a common issue in areas like this? This forum is going to be very helpful. The original roses I purchased were all hybrid teas and Austins, however with my spring 2014 orders I have included moss, bourbons, and other OGR and I am excited to see how they do.