I have five rose bushes that I transplanted last year. They did beautifully last year, but I have a problem this year. I have had three branches fall off of three different bushes. THe branches fall of at the very base, at ground level. I have also notices that on the dead branches from last year, there are black winged insects burrowing in the ends, hollowing out the other branches. I don't know if this a related problem or not.
I have noticed that there are some other branches that seem like they are ready to fall off too. These branches are about 3 ft or so long, with blooms or buds on the ends.
Any ideas?? I don't want all my roses to fall!