Roses Vs. Aphids

Roses Vs AphidsArgh… they’re back.

The battle is on.

You may remember, this post, from last year.  The aphids were completely swarming over my brand new, rose buds.  I had a mission to still have a flowering rose by Christmas and this was never going to happen with these little beasties partying on down in amongst the new flowers.

However, I did find a very successful remedy:

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

Spraying once a week seemed to do the trick – any more and the roses started to get a bit bogged down.

So, green nasties… I’m ready for you this year.

Bring. It. On.

I seem to have come over all ‘Rocky Balboa’ and probably better sit in the garden, have a cup of tea and calm down. 

Actually. It may take more drastic action. Toast and marmite may be needed too!

Love from The Dorset Finca x


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