Rain... rain... rain ... help!
Here in CT we have had nothing but rain since the snows departed. It's not only depressing but also terrible for my western-facing rose garden. This is the first year I've ever found black spots on my plants. I've planted them apart in an open area, they (usually) get great sun, but we live on a tidal river that has overflowed many times. My garden is elevated and would never flood, but the constant rain worries me. I never used chemicals, dust, even organic controls, because I worry about the wildlife in our yard and the products leaching into the river.
So... my question.... will these roses survive? Do I just cut them back and wait for next year? Or is there something I can do during this rainy "spell" that will help?