Rose and windy conditions
I planted the David Austin rose, "Charlotte" awhile ago on the west side of my house. Other roses do very well there, but today it is really windy; and since I planted this rose to the right of the porch, it doesn't have the bit of windbreak as the others have that are planted on the left side. I just noticed today how much the porch and an older shrub rose offers this protection. In other words, Charlotte is taking the full brunt of the wind.
What do you think? Should I protect it at least this winter with a barrier or do you think it will be hardy enough? The blooms that are open right now have already gone somewhat limp.