Yes, it can be hard to get roses to survive. It might be the cold there and the heat here that kills them. Don't make me start thinking about how much money's gone down the drain due to them, I don't want to know.
I must get outside with my dogs because it's really clouding over now. I am trying to get hundreds of Alyssum plants planted along the border of my rose reds before it rains. I grow my own seedlings but think in terms of how many cat litter trays full of punnets will I need for a job, not just how many punnets. LOL. Back to work.