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Post by Happy roses on 10th October 2012, 09:16

I have managed to have a black spot free garden for awhile, now I have powdery mildew on acouple and spider mites on others. If it's not one thing it's another. Any suggestions on how to get rid of the pesky varmints would be welcome. scratch
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Post by jordan71 on 10th October 2012, 10:54

happy roses .. if u dont want to use any sprays .. get ur hoses and spray underneath the leaves and foliage ,, hopefully that will work.. otherwise u may have to spray
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Post by The Lazy Rosarian on 10th October 2012, 12:33

For the spider mites, Happy, Mr/Mrs Google, "control of Spider mites on roses and see what comes up. From that info you see the use of sulphur.
I will get more info tonight as I am on lunch
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Post by Happy roses on 10th October 2012, 21:36

thanks, all helpful Very Happy
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Post by RosyTeesh on 10th October 2012, 21:43

Hi Happy Roses, essential oils mixed with water can work : lemon, eucalyptus, pennyroyal, peppermint, and rosemary. I have read Smile Eucalyptus oil just eradicated all my aphids so I am pretty pleased with that one right now.
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Post by Happy roses on 10th October 2012, 21:47

Interesting, thanks Rosyteesh, I wonder if white oil would work perhaps...
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Post by RosyTeesh on 10th October 2012, 21:49

I haven't tried that for mites but Google it and see Smile Pretty sure it will kill most things.
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Post by neptune on 10th October 2012, 22:13

I tried white oil, because it says on the can that it kills spider mites and end up killing 3 plants with another two not recoving from it........I'm not sure why this happened , but my own theory is that the oil blocked the pores of the leaves and canes and hence sufficating them.... Dunno
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Post by RosyTeesh on 10th October 2012, 22:18

It is possible that it wasn't watered down enough, and it burns the plants. That's why I hate using it.
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Post by neptune on 10th October 2012, 22:21

It was in a spray can , so it was ready to go.....end up using Yates Natrasoap
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Post by RosyTeesh on 10th October 2012, 22:22

Yikes. Maybe it was too hot? But I am assuming you know not to spray when it's hot. I have never seen it in a can.
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Post by neptune on 10th October 2012, 22:24

sprayed it at 5am.....found it at Bunnings...
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Post by neptune on 10th October 2012, 22:29

The one thing I did learn and also with research is that you spray under the leaves and all joints along the cane. Thats where they mainly live....
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Post by RosyTeesh on 10th October 2012, 22:57

Maybe try late afternoon? That's what my Grandma always tells me. Otherwise the oil has all day to heat up.
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Post by neptune on 10th October 2012, 23:01

Not going down that road again....stick to using the Yates product....
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Post by The Lazy Rosarian on 11th October 2012, 06:25

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Here is a commercial label for Sulphur, if you look at it, notice the amount of mites it is used on.
Any decent chemist/pharmacist will carry it, only small amounts are required. We used it years ago on "Charlotte" our pet pig for what would be referred to as dermatitis, cleared it up pronto. I use it on a customers 'Iceberg' roses every year
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Post by Happy roses on 11th October 2012, 08:42

I have used white oil before with no problems, but always late afternoon.
Roseman, I will keep an eye out for this Sulphur thanks..
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