Reviving Cl. Lady Hillingdon
I was so happy to have this rose again, especially since now it seems very difficult to find. Unfortunately, it's persistently refusing to grow and prosper.
I first had it against a house wall where it received mostly only morning sun, but it still seemed stressed. I then planted it across the paved walkway to be a part of Tea Rose Row. It seemed to be recovering and had some new shoots and then stupidly (because of something I'd read), pruned it down more and took its leaves off (I know, sooo clueless in retrospect). Since then the leaves have grown back, sparsely, and the plant is a little taller, but basically it's not flourishing. Aside from copious watering and mulching, what can I do to make this lady happy again? Any and all advice is more than welcome.