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Can anyone advise on how I can stop aphids attacking my rose bush, now that the leaves are appearing. I'd prefer to use something that's not poisonous. Many thanks 

Steve 309

Soft soap or possibly eco-friendly (e.g. Ecover) washing-up liquid in warm water sprayed on sometimes works - it's said to soften their cuticle.

Another thread on here suggests a similar spray made by boiling up garlic and adding a little oil.  Never tried this but intend to this year.

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