I have just come in from a morning of administering tough love to my roses. I'm not sure if I did the right thing or not. I usually only prune a little dead wood in the spring and and old blossoms throughout the summer, but this years my roses just seem to be dying right before my eyes. the blooms have lasted half the time they usually do, one rose has black spot the other is getting chewed by something, I'm feeling quite discouraged at this point, foryears they have been quite self-sufficient, almost insulted by help I only ever fed them banana peels and epsom salts, occasionally commercial food, they seemed to have enjoyed this, until now. They both just seem to be rebelling. So I decided to prune today. I pruned them both by atleast half of their size, cleaned any litter from around the crowns and gave them a good soak. I might even get the fertilizer and fungicide out too. Am I on the right track, Or does anyone think I have just killed them??? One is a hybrid tea the other a David Austin english shrub. Any words of wisdom would help as I love my two roses and would hate to lose them.