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Cleo13

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 

Edd

Soft soap in water then sprayed on, works.

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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