Hello fellow gardeners. I have many roses ranging between first year in the ground to 4 years in the ground. I have Hybrid-Teas and Knockouts. They are by far my favorite plant but they also cause me some painful injuries. The problem I have is that if I get pricked by a thorn it takes months to go away. The larger the thorn the longer it takes to heal. They do not get infected (I have had a recent tetanus) but instead they get inflamed and are painful when touched. The spot were the thorn penetrated stays raised after it closes but I have many that are still raised and painful when pressure is applied and it has been 4 or 5 months. I went to the doctor on one and no thorn was found and his RX was to wait and it would go away.
Just curious if any other rose lovers have similar problems and if anyone knows why this happens and how I can accelerate the healing process.