Lady banks questions
I have 2 lady banks roses which came from cuttings I rooted. One is much larger than the other, but I attribute it to having been a larger cutting and having been planted in much better soil. The smaller one gets lots of mulch, compost and regular feedings, as does the bigger one. The food is organic all purpose from Epsoma, and some alfalfa pellets.
This spring they started to put out some buds and some opened to small poorly formed flowers. Then all blooming stopped after only a few.
I forgot, this is the second full summer in the ground for these. I am in Phoenix and it has been very hot, but off and on, for a month.
Is this normal blooming? Do they wait for a few years before kicking in? Anything I can do to help the small one catch up?
The first year I did not prune, but let them begin to make their scaffold. This year I only cut off small young bits which were affected by powdery mildew (which really was cured with milk!).
I am not experienced with roses, so appreciate your help.