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bugs on roses


By Mookins

Norfolk, United Kingdom Gb

I remember years ago my mum used to get us kids to spray her roses with watered down washing liquid to kill off the bugs, is this ok to do (was looking through photo albums and remebered why we had the spray botles)



yes it is. This is a good organic way of doing it. if you can use proper soap as opposed to detergent its even better apparently.

13 Apr, 2009


thats fab I will remember that for when I see them good old mum we used to think (and still do sometimes hehe) she was a bit potty!!
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13 Apr, 2009


If you want a more effective and natural way of repelling bugs from roses or any plant for that matter, try this....

Collect stinging nettles from your local woods park or `wild area` break up the leaves with gloves on - place in an old pair of tights / stockings, soak in a bucket of water for 2 weeks, removes the rotted nettle leaves and stockings from the water and throw away, the water thats left can be poured into spray bottles and used as a very effective bug killer, and it works a treat and all natural too !!!

Hope this helps....


13 Apr, 2009


That sounds like a useful tip, Paul. We will have to try it.

13 Apr, 2009


I used to use washing up liquid too. I was told it works because of the viscous quality so the bugs can't stick to it, lol. I don't know though but it sounds feasible.

14 Apr, 2009


I used to put an old pair of marigolds on and squish them with my fingers.

Nowadays, you can also buy organic methods, like Lacewings, which will eat them for you!

15 Apr, 2009

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