[LMB] AKICOTL: Roses in peril

Roberta Wright ravenenterprises at gmail.com
Wed Jan 11 16:55:28 GMT 2017


On Wed, Jan 11, 2017 at 9:12 AM, Ursula <uleubner at yahoo.com> wrote:

> From: Gwynne Powell <gwynnepowell at hotmail.com>
>
> This morning I went out to check the garden and there were massive
> clouds of some small bug like a little brown ladybeetle. And my roses
> were eaten to nothing - the leaves were like lace, all eaten away. Some
> of them were totally gone, others just had all the new growth eaten. And
> the orange tree was being attack


> I'm not happy right now. I can't find any pix of bugs that look exactly
> like
> the ones I have, they're like a small, light brown ladybug. The leaves have
> been eaten into a lacework, on the roses and the orange tree. But I can't
> see any other plants affected. All my beautiful roses, this was the first
> year I'd managed to get them looking so good.
>


My family had chives planted around our roses, and never had problems with
> bugs (and never sprayed or did other treatments) until the year my brother
> pulled them all out. So you might try putting herbs around your roses, for
> a longer-term help.
>
> - Ursula
>

garlic also is a great partner to plant with roses--especially to keep bugs
away.


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