Posted: 20/08/2014 at 10:44
Thank you for the photos. I agree with Lyn, but I would use liquid soap. I don't use any pesticides know and the natural balance is restored. Some years, of course, there are more aphids than one would like but others years there are none. I leave it to the natural predators like ladybirds.
I think the rose, lovely flower, will need a new pot next year, some of the leaves look a bit pale. In pots they need more feeding and watering than usual.