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hi folks

ive come back home this afternoon to water and found the marks and others? On my rose bush, can anyone give me advice wether it's treatable or its time up?








  • cairnsiecairnsie Posts: 388

    They are aphids on the flower bud. Either blast them off with water or use a washing up liquid and water mix and spray it on the plant or you can just slosh some in a glass and put the foam on the aphids. The marks on the leaves are black spot.

  • Hi pauline

    cuckoo spit what's that?

    looks like white foam

  • Can the aphids spread to other plants next to it?

  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,178

    Aphids can spread to other plants but they won't do much harm if your plants are otherwise healthy.  There are several ways of dealing with them - squish them with your fingers, blast them off with a hose pipe, encourage birds such as tits and sparrows that feed aphids to their babies, spray with chemicals such as Rose Clear at the beginning of the season.  

    Rose Clear will also deal with black spot.   The organic way is to remove all affected leaves and burn them or put them in teh dust bin.  Do not leave them lying on the ground where the spores can reinfect the plant.

    Make sure your roses have plenty of slow release rose fertiliser in spring so they can grow strongly and fight off pests and diseases and give them one or two liquid tonics of tomato food for an instant boost but don't feed after the end of June as new growth will then be too sappy to harden off before winter.

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 84,033

    I agree with the above -  and roses will always get these problems - and we can't expect our plants to look immaculate so don't panic! image

    I don't use insecticides so I I brush most of the aphids off with my fingers and leave the rest for the ladybirds and bluetits.

    I pick up and dispose of fallen leaves affected by black spot and otherwise ignore it - if buying new roses I try to go for ones that have some resistence.

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • LoganLogan Posts: 2,532
    If you use rose clear for black spot you will have to keep on doing it for the season
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