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anikam

05:20AM | 05/22/04
Member Since: 01/03/04
25 lifetime posts
Bvlawn
Hi,

I have 2 beautifule rose plants in the front yard. They get a lot of sunlight. The problem is, most of the leaves seem to have holes in them!! Some of the leaves also have dark spots. In addition, many budding branches dry out!!

I've tried the Rose plant food, fertilizer and plant bug killer.. but no luck...

Any ideas??

Nick

CoachDave

02:11PM | 02/07/11
Member Since: 11/28/10
3 lifetime posts
Howdy Nick,

I work for The Home Depot and I have years of experience with roses and other plants.

From what you've stated, it sounds like you have a mixture of blight or black spot and perhaps a pest has burrowed into the rose bush. Burrowing bugs are usually harder to fix that the plant is worth.

The blight is from a disease in the soil that affects the plants branches and leaves. The black spot is also a fungus
that causes problems on roses.

Remember, plants can have more than one disease at a time.

Lastly, if it is an old rose, the cracking bark will provide a soft point of entry for evil boring bugs such as: raspberry cane borer, rose stem sawfly,and rose stem girdlers.

If you decide you would like to treat the blackspot here are my methods.

First I would trim off all the affected leaves/branches and dispose of immediately. Make sure you dispose of the leaves on the ground as well.
Next I would recommend a solution made with baking soda. Dissolve 1 teaspoon baking soda in a quart of water, add a few drops of liquid soap to the mix to help it cling better to the foliage, spray infected plants thoroughly.

I hope this fixes your problem,

Yours Respectfully,

Coach Dave


Allison1888

12:05AM | 02/11/11
Member Since: 03/24/08
62 lifetime posts
It sounds like aphids, a major problem with roses. Try the baking soda route or a more intense spray that you can find at a garden center.
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