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annaksrid

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Rosa 'Wollerton Old Hall'

  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2017
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annaksrid

And the #aphid #pestcontrol results are in: ladybirds mostly flew away (despite the abundant food source); couldn't bring myself to squish the buggers; the relocating of the lavender did very little aside from shocking the poor plant, so the clear winner was....... washing up liquid spray. #winning (PS I love the scent of this very floriferous rose).

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plants

Lovely pic beautiful rose😊📷💛💛💛

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  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2017
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annaksrid

#help !!!! My new rose is riddled with #aphids please help me to give the #newplant the best start!! #advice #sos #rose-advice #rose-tip #pestcontrol

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LoganBaker1998

Go to your local produce place and buy some lady birds

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angiecrazycatlady

Eco washing up liquid diluted with water in a spray gun should help if not squish with your finger and thumb, disgusting I know but works 😊

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cottagegardendave

Yeah, diluted Eco in a spray gun, that's what I do too 😊

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jaynehynesburton

Agree with above apart from the ladybird bit 😀

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annaksrid

Thanks everyone!! Have gone for a two-pronged attack... fingers crossed!

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annaksrid

@angiecrazycatlady can't quite bring myself to squish them, though!! Far too squeamish...

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angiecrazycatlady

I used to be like that until I saw the damage they do now I squish away without a second thought 😂

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Rosalynn

Squish them!

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Diane76

You can also try planting chives or lavender next to your roses ☺

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annaksrid

@Diane76 I love this idea!

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