Yes… I know… you’re horrified too…
and on my new roses!
I went to inspect them yesterday and smell their ‘old English variety’ scents and…
…an army of aphids were swarming all over the new buds.
I have been looking into possible remedies and the most popular seems to be:
2 x spoons of cooking oil
1 x dash of washing up liquid
1 x sprayer bottle filled up the rest of the way with water
Hopefully the cooking oil will coat the little blighters so that they slip right off and the washing up liquid will add some lemony freshness!
I am of course, joking. I know there is technical science stuff behind it all….!
The word desiccation rings a bell.