Hi there; I'm having a hard time getting roses to grow in my yard, everyone I've planted dies the second year, all except the native wild pasture roses that are abundant around my property. I just want to be able to grow a rose plant without it dying. I've followed the planting instructions given with the plant and asked questions at the garden centers. My neighbours don't seem to have a problem growing theirs. I'm really stumped, I'm beginning to think the wild roses on my property are secretly sabotaging the ones I plant. Any suggestions or should I just give up. We do have a lot of clay soil, but where ever I have tried growing a rose I have always prepared the ground with compost and quality soil.