Asked on Jun 1, 2020

Save the rose bushes?

Debbie/Dragonfly TreasureCheryl AJanice
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every year my roses bloom but some kind of bugs is eating them constantly all the leaves are full of little holes , I think I would betting more roses and healthy if I can stop the bugs from eating the rose bush, any help , I tried Neem oil but that didnt work.


7 answers
  • Kathy Gunter Law
    on Jun 1, 2020

    Here are a couple of things to try:

    Soap Spray – Mix ½ teaspoon mild dish soap and 1 teaspoon cooking oil in a 1-quart sprayer filled with water. Spray liberally over entire plant. Bring in Ladybugs – To keep aphids in check, release ladybugs on the affected plant. They will stay as long as there is shelter and host bugs to feed on.

  • K. Rupp
    on Jun 1, 2020

    It might be caterpillars or a type of bee. Use a dish soap spray like 1/2 teaspoon of dish soap and 1 tsp oil mixed in a quart spray of water. Spray that on to keep bugs under control.


    I am having a problem with my rose bush this year as well. I need to get this.... to help it flourish....a rose bush fertilizer. You can get them at Home Depot or Lowes.


    1 tablespoon of Epsom salts mixed with 1 gallon of water...use as a spray. This also helps the rose bush flourish. I remember hearing that slugs and caterpillars don't like Epsom salts so this might be a great fix for both.


    Also deer like roses. Make sure you spray some liquid fence on the bush as well to keep them from eating it. Good luck!

  • Johnavallance82
    on Jun 1, 2020

    Hello Anna,

    Try using "Ultimate Bug Killer" by Provado!

  • Vimarhonor
    on Jun 1, 2020

    Hello. One of the easiest and most effective Rose insect control solutions I have found is this granular sprinkle product. Very easy to apply and works for several months. Here’s a link for your review and consideration. Sometimes looking at question and answer and reviews can give you the best impression of this product


    https://www.amazon.com/Advanced-701260-Flower-Concentrate-32-Ounce/dp/B000VS98FE

  • Janice
    on Jun 1, 2020

    Hi Anna, here's a video that may help with your rose bush problem.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1OYQwfp0v8

  • Cheryl A
    on Jun 1, 2020

    Anna

    Here are some ideas for you

    https://savvygardening.com/rose-pests/

  • Debbie/Dragonfly Treasure
    on Jun 2, 2020

    Back when I used chemicals in my garden I found the best was the systemic for roses. Granules that's mixed in the top of the dirt , then watered in. The systemic is taken up into the rose and what ever bites the rose dies.

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