Are these one-year-old seedlings viable?
About a year ago, I managed to germinate open-pollinated seeds of Louise Odier and Souvenir de Mme Breuil.
One seedling of each survived and struggled through the summer. They were, and still are, tiny plants and looked terrible by Autumn.
Now, in the cooler weather, they've perked up and produced healthy-looking new leaves but the plants are so tiny, I'm worried they've become permanently stunted and might never be able to carry the weight of flowers, or even bear any.
Could anyone give me an opinion about the prospects of succeeding with these plants? I attach a photo, also featuring my thumb to give you an idea of the size of the seedlings.