Removing aphids

If you have a rose garden, your best natural friend will be the ladybird however they are not always around and about when you need them. So if they have taken a holiday or just gone to visit a friend in another garden, and you have an invasion of aphids, there is a neat little trick you can implement that does not involve harsh chemicals. 

Recipe

  • Castile soap
  • Water
  • Spray bottle
  • Cloth

Mix 50:50 water and Castile soap then spray on the affected area of the plant and gently wipe the aphids away from the plant's stem. The soapy water will kill the bugs and removing them will allow the plant to recover. 

Once completed using the spray attachment on your hose rinse the rose clean. You may have to do this a couple of time but you will win the battle in the end.