Friday, September 23, 2016

Rosellas V Roses

Four of the roses we planted recently have been attacked, presumably by the crimson rosellas. A neighbour warned us that they would attack the new red leaves, but that doesn't explain why this poor rugosa rose lost so many new shoots:

This rose did have red leaves, but only two green ones are still attached:

This one even had a flower bud, but the birds have removed all the new growth.
The roses are now covered in bird netting until they grow up a bit.

1 comment:

  1. So frustrating when both the birds and roses are wanted. Hope the netting works, otherwise strong cages (for the roses) may be necessary.