Rose Care

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  1. Mark Paquette

    Mark Paquette Supporting Actor

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    I moved into a new house this spring. The landscaping that was planted included several rose bushes. One of them is doing pretty well, but the other 5 are being decimated by something. Bugs, fungus; I'm not sure? The few leaves that are left are full of holes. Anyone know what I can put on the bushes to remedy this?
     
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    The Bayer Rose and Flower Care will feed them and kill aphids (et al) systemically. I get good results with rose dust (insecticide/fungicide) on really sickly plants. Prune dying branches and don't allow yellow, black-spotted leaves to remain at the base of the plant. Roses love water, esp. in the early morning, but they also require good drainage.

    Hope this helps.
     
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    It's not good to water them at night as the water stays on the leaves and creates a fungus and black spot.
     
  4. Mark Paquette

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    Thanks for the tips guys. Looks like I'm off to Lowe's.
     

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