I bought two new rose
bushes from a store and planted them over a week ago. They have been doing all right, except I noticed a folded leaf on the John F. Kennedy rose
. When I peeled it open, there was a green worm barely a half-inch long wiggling around on the inside! I immediately plucked the leaf and threw it away. That was a few days ago.
Today, when I was spraying down my roses
to treat for blackspot, I noticed a folded leaf on another of the new roses
(an Irish Gold). When I peeled it open, I saw strands like a spiderweb, but no worm. I plucked it off and tossed it. I checked on my JFK and saw no folded leaves but a lot of the leaves near the bottom of the plant have turned bright yellow! It's the only one doing that and wasn't doing that on Saturday, so it must have just done that either yesterday or today.
Anyone have any idea what could be going on? I plan on buying some pesticide when I can afford to but I want to know exactly what is happening so I know what I should buy.