Lost a couple of roses over the winter
I'm in a very deep layer of old ocean/river bottom clay. Claybourne
group as I recall my Geo. Our roses sit in improved wood chip/sand/
black soil that is contained in a 3-4' bowl of brown clay. I use a
rototiller to make the hole and make the soil within useful elsewhere
in the yard. Often to cover over exposed roots of trees.
If we have an open hole - not planted yet - it will hold water for
several weeks or more. If the hole is filled, not as much water
gets in - but the soil is damp.
Our roses like it just fine.
I think you might have had something eat the roots or a fungus rot them.
Remember don't use old rose soil for a new rose. Something goes on.
"June" wrote in message
I've lost some roses this winter and have no idea what got them, other
than their root system is gone. All that remains under ground is a
What was the condition of the soil? Were the roses roots sitting in damp