DIY: Remedies for rose parasites

Here are our tips against rose parasites

  • Dishwashing liquid – add 1 squirt of dishwashing liquid or green soap to a spray bottle filled with water. Spray the infested shoots with it and then rinse with clean water. 
  • Nettle broth – put two handfuls of roughly chopped nettles together with 2 liters of water in a container. Leave to soak for twelve hours. Pour the broth into a spray bottle and neatly spray the parts of the plant infested with aphids, do not leave out the lower part of the leaves.
  • Garden Ants: They like to stay near aphids. Relocating the small colonies will help. To do this, fill a clay pot with hay or wood wool and place it on the ant trail with the opening facing down. After a few days the ants will have moved their nest into the pot. Pick this up with a shovel and move to a new location.
  • Spider Mites: Neem oil spray solution of 2.5 ml neem oil to 1/2 l warm water. Place in a spray bottle along with 2 tablespoons of cooking oil and a good dash of dishwashing liquid. Spray the rose with the solution

Here are our tips against fungal infestations:

  • Black Spot: Add onion juice from 200 g onions (with peel) to 2 liters boiling water and let it sit for half an hour. Put it in a spray bottle with 1 tablespoon of baking soda or baking powder. The application should be made every 10 days.

  • Black Spot: Mix fresh milk with water at 1 to 3. Using a spray bottle, apply the mixture to the plant once a week to prevent infestation.


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