Can anyone advise on how I can stop aphids attacking my rose bush, now that the leaves are appearing. I'd prefer to use something that's not poisonous. Many thanks
Soft soap or possibly eco-friendly (e.g. Ecover) washing-up liquid in warm water sprayed on sometimes works - it's said to soften their cuticle.
Another thread on here suggests a similar spray made by boiling up garlic and adding a little oil. Never tried this but intend to this year.