Here are some safe and easy medicines to keep your roses free of aphids and black spot and other insects.
Rodale’s all purpose spray to get rid of pests and insects from roses and other plants.
Liquefy one garlic bulb and one small onion. Add 1 teaspoon powdered cayenne pepper and mix with one quart water. Let steep for one hour, strain through cheesecloth, then add one tablespoon liquid soap. Mix well and use.
Plant garlic with strawberries to repel insect pests!
Give your rose the sulfur breath! One clove of garlic planted near roses helps repel aphids and greenflies. The garlic also exudes sulfur, which will kill black spot fungus!
Pics and text: Daksha