Asked on Oct 11, 2017

How do I save my rose bushes



bugs were eating the leaves off the bushes, sprayed with dish soap and water. No leaves left. HELP please.

4 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    on Oct 11, 2017

    What is your location?
  • Martha
    on Oct 11, 2017

    I would rather try Rosecare at least every second week (as soon as the leaves start appearing again), because the soap and water didn't help mine either.
      on Oct 11, 2017

      The rose eaters are on the bottom side of the leaf. Go to a garden store and not a big box. They will help you with the right spray like they did for me.
  • Rmo24289961
    on Oct 11, 2017

    your roses will come back. Its fall now so I'd wait till the frost then prune them back. Next year when the bugs come, use Castile soap, not dishwashing soap. 4-6 tbls soap to quart of water. Unfortunately insecticide soap only kills bugs on contact, so you need to spray every time you see them, even under the leave. Look for a systemic bug spray. IT WILL KILL THE LITTLE BUGGERS WHEN THEY NIBBLE.
  • Deb3350875
    on Oct 11, 2017

    roses dont like their leaves sprayed with water...causes mildew. they need
    water at roots. there is a powder you can put on leaves. ask at a plant nursery.
    good luck!
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