OK. So we buy some new roses. We obviously have some attractration toward them. I, as a professional gardener etc, have grown these beauties for over sixty years. Yes I have had my share of ups and downs. Since this worldwide pandemic hit us, so much of our daily lives has been affected. However, prior to the pandemic. I have noticed the following. The marketing of roses has taken a downward turn, IMO. Take a look at a typical rose advert. Three or more canes, good roots. Opening up your delivery. This one looks dead. This one has only a single cane etc etc. Here in the UK. Most nurseries and garden centers offer a 3-5 year warranty. Be honest. How many of us complain to the supplier? For instance. I have received single canes, others chopped back to fit the packaging, the remaining plant having no prospective buds. I even had a dead badly pruned specimen that as a plant pathologist, I would say, had been dead for more than a season. Do we complain? If we don't, then it's high time we did.