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Importance of Watering your Roses

PLEASE WATER YOUR NEWLY PLANTED ROSES! Failure to water them this will result in them dying or poor growth, poor bloom and more disease prone. Remember! Rain water is only a bonus for newly planted bare roots or potted roses! Also, don’t forget to water roses in patio pots twice a week if required as they tend to dry out. If you planted your roses along a bank, raised garden or a slope, pay particular attention to the soil and see that it hasn’t dried out for the roses. Ideally, the best time to water your rose plant is earlier in the day. You should always water the plant at ground level to prevent black spots from appearing or to...

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Why Grow Marigold Near Roses?!

Marigolds & Roses! Create a natural repellent for Greenfly (aphids). Marigold flowers have a strong scent that aphids and rabbits will avoid. Marigolds are hearty annual plants which are easy to grow in a flower bed or planter. They require a good amount of sun and can thrive alongside many other flower varieties. It makes sense to grow them rather than trying to fight of the Greenfly who love to munch on young sold leaves & rosebuds! Seeds available here for 99c only!

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Make your own Natural Greenfly Repellant Spray

Remember! A lot of sprays are poisonous to bees! Make your own organic garden spray that kills aphids(greenfly) instead! 🐝🐝🐝🐝1. Mix a few drops of peppermint oil with some water in a spray bottle and spray on plants with aphid infestations.2. Blast Greenfly off the stems and the underside of the leaves with the water hose first. Then make an Essential Oil solution of 10 drops each of Lemon and Rosemary Oil with a teaspoon of dishwashing liquid. Spray the stems, leaves, and the ground surrounding your roses twice a week to get rid of aphids/greenfly. This also works quite well on white flies.3. I also use chopped up garlic, washing up liquid, tee-tree oil and add to a a...

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