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Patio rose bush

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 image


  • Steve 309Steve 309 Posts: 2,753

    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.

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