Rose's health to good to be true
My Henry Kelsey was the absolute best this season, growing lush, growing tall and blooming like never before. Bragged too soon I guess, because just now I checked it and something has stripped every leaf off of two lower branches and some other parts are yellowing.
I've been spraying for bugs and disease, but maybe too little or too much? Can't see any bugs, can slugs jump? There is still plenty of new growth and buds coming on, but I'm worried this yellowing and black spot and chewing will continue all over. Just a rose thing at this time of season?
Heat and humidity a factor? I shouldn't be surprised, this rose has usually suffered this every since I planted it, but it was SO happy this year. :(