Sunday, October 12, 2008
The new buds on the roses have been covered in aphids. The gardening experts say 'just spray them off with a good force of water from the hose'. I find this doesnt work. I give them a quick spray with a recommended spray - following the directions on the container. I dislike using chemicals, but I havnt been able to find anything else that really works, and this does. I think if you are extra careful and dont splash the spray around everywhere it is not too bad. Always being sure to wash well in cold water after doing the job.
My climbing "Maria Callis" is really lovely at the moment as is "Maybella" (which I transplanted during the winter)