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19/07/2013 at 12:01

I've just noted scale insects on my climbing rose.

Is there a simple way of getting rid of them without using insecticide ?



19/07/2013 at 12:35

gardeners question time last friday someone had emailed to say she used face cleaning wipes with t tree and something else on her lemon tree, should still be available on iplayer

19/07/2013 at 12:42

Thanks ... I'll try it !

19/07/2013 at 14:30

I has this problem on my acer earlier this year. I made a mix with fairy liquid and water in a bottle, mixed it by shaking, then used the foam only from the top only to wash them off with an old cloth and paper towels to dry it after. I've checked today and it's still clear of the pests, although washing the stems in this way with a rose bush is obviously going to be harder because of the prickles. Maybe you could use an old sponge instead of the cloth. Let us know what you choose and the results anyway.

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