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Discussion id : 25-675
most recent 24 APR 08 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 24 APR 08 by Peaches
Every year a this time I get caterpillars on my rose bushes. They destroy them. What can I use to treat my rose bushes to prevented this infestion? Is thers something I can mix that I may already have on hand?
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Discussion id : 16-271
most recent 25 JAN 07 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 22 JAN 07 by indoor rose garden
Question: How do I keep the leaves taut and pest-free?
Subject: Indoor potted Double Delight in a south facing bay window
Concern: 1/8" long white-white crawly bug that leaves white trails of little white dots on the top surface of the leaves. I pick off the leaves/clusters of leaves that are affected. So far there have been about 8 leaf clusters(5-7 leaves each)
Other concern: Leaves are a beautiful green but many of them curl under somewhat

Other info:
Sunlight: The plant is by the window screen. When it is sunny out, I open the window. I supplement with a grow light.
Water: I water in the morning, about 2 cups a couple of times per week. I mist the leaves some, but mostly the soil.
Food: I feed it Miracle-Gro 15-30-15 plant food.
Thank you for any help!
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 25 JAN 07 by Wendy C.
I don't know about the creepy crawly. There is a link to Baldo's bug site in the "links" for helpmefind.
I've got several Double Delight roses growing outside. And it seems to me that this rose's leaves to curl under ever so slightly. The foliage on this rose should be delicate, it's not one with tough, shiny leaves.
Stay on the prowl for spider mites. The rose will appear as if it needs water, when it doesn't. Mist the underside of the leaves daily and it will help keep them under control. Spider mites hate water.
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Discussion id : 16-268
most recent 22 JAN 07 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 22 JAN 07 by Indoor Rose Garden
Subject: Indoor potted Double Delight in a south facing upstairs bay window.
Culprit: 1/8" long white white crawly bug the leaves trails of little white dots on the top surface of the leaves.
Other Concern: Many of the leaves are somewhat curled under.
Question: How do I keep the leaves taut and pest free?

Other Info: The plant is by the window screen. I open it when the sun is out. I supplement with a grow light, I water in the morning with a good spray mister. I mist the leaves and spray the soil, I give it a couple of cups of water a couple of times per week. I feed it Miracle-Gro 15-30-15 plant food. Thanks for any response!
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Discussion id : 14-510
most recent 15 OCT 06 HIDE POSTS
 
Initial post 15 OCT 06 by sandy and kate
We have about a dozen roses most of which are David Austens and they are as healthy as can be. We also have two standard roses that are heavely infested with tiny insects that appear to have a very fine web like a spiders web. The web is hard to see and the inhabitants are even harder to see but they are knocking the roses about quite badly. What are they and what can we do about them?
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Reply #1 of 1 posted 15 OCT 06 by Lyn G

It sounds like you have a spider mite infestation. It can kill the plant, but it is very easy to control.  Spider mites locate on the under side of the leaves and can be eliminated by washing the plant with a strong stream of just plain water several days in a row to break the breeding cycle.  Once that is done, you should make it a habit to wash your plants at least once a week.  I have found that with roses that have dense foliage, it's a good idea to make sure I get at more than the easily reached foliage because an infestation can start on the foliage on the interior of the plant, too.


Some people are willing to engage in chemical warfare with these critters, but my own experience tells me  to take the conservative approach first and see if that solves the problem.  So far, I have never had to advance to a harsher treatment and cannot give you any advice along those lines.


You might want to click on the "Search Posts" on the Q & A Forum page, enter "spider mites" > "match phrase exactly" > "Search".  You'll find other posts written about this pest.


Smiles,


Lyn, helpmefind.com

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