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By Aphid

United Kingdom Gb

In RSA we were advised, when pruning rose bushes, to apply a dab of nail varnish to the exposed cut on the bush to stop bugs eating into the plant and killing it. Does this practice apply in the UK ?



Never heard of that one!!!!!!!!!!!

20 Sep, 2011


what a waste of nail varnish. No I have never heard of that. the rose soon dries and seals itself with little problem.

20 Sep, 2011


I have never heard of it either in the UK we just cut and leave.

20 Sep, 2011


We do that here in the States, though we use asphalt emulsion more often than nail polish. I understand that the borers that we are trying to protect against don't live in the UK.

21 Sep, 2011


ah that makes sense Tug, lets hope it stays on your side of the pond :)

21 Sep, 2011


Thanks Tug makes sense now.

21 Sep, 2011


I'll keep the borers over here, if you'll keep the vine weevils and honey fungus over there! : )

24 Sep, 2011

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