Rose ridd le
While in the garden pruning and transplanting roses, I noticed one had a strange clump on the stem. It’s hard and firmly attached. I couldn’t find anything online, could Garden and Home perhaps help?
We asked Ludwig Taschner of Ludwig’s Roses for his advice. “It could be crown gall, a bacterial infection that affects many plants including roses. A woody tumour-like growth grows near the soil line, on the bud union or on the roots. As the disease progresses the growth darkens, the plant loses vigour and may eventually die. It could affect other roses so don’t take a chance. Burn it and disinfect your cutting tools.”