Damask rose gift. Care?
I was given 4 rose bushes by a Persian man who makes rose water from the flowers. I don't have access to this gentleman anymore and the roses, which were healthy and fragrant and bloomed magnificently the first season after being transplanted from pot to garden, are now, in their third year with me, not doing so well. They have more than one flowering. Does this mean they are Autumn Damasks?
I am not sure what approach to take with pruning, feeding etc.
Currently they have a lot of foliage that is yellow and black but I can't remove these canes altogether, I think, because the foliage is green at the top and there are blooms there.
I joined this forum today. Please forgive me if I am too amateur to belong here but I would appreciate some help with these roses which I adore!