Sigh. Seems like every year, when it starts to get toward summer,
I get serious rust on my roses. I pick off the affected leaves, but
is there anything I can use that will nip the problem in the bud <g>
Preferably as kind as possible to the environment.
On Wed, 23 May 2007 16:47:20 -0700, Persephone wrote:
Sounds like "black spot," a fungus that attacks roses, peonies, and
other plants. Increase the circulation so that the leaves do not
remain wet for long periods of time. You can thin out some canes to
improve circulation. Buy fungus-resistant roses. You can use a
fungicide (Ortho makes a product for roses) every week to prevent it,
but to be effective you must start using the product as soon as the
spring leaves appear. Fungicides are toxic, so you might consider
other methods of control.
I read here to apply corn meal about your rose's. I did last year and
to be honest so no difference. But I gave it to all my roses about 12
and I used about 5 lb corn meal. All my roses are doing well this year .
S Jersey USA Zone 5 Shade
http://www.ocutech.com/ High tech Vison aid
Oh merciless, persnickety, subterranean majesty, as Will Rogers
said."Don't gamble; take all your savings and buy some good stock and
hold it till it goes up, then sell it. If it don't go up, don't buy it."
Of course, the silver lining to existential angst is that adversity
builds character. Not that you need to be more of a character than you
And of course you must have already looked at
Then there is the flame-thrower approach (I mean "weed burner"), then
you could rise like a phoenix. Unfortunately, that would put you at
cross-purposes to your present mythical manifestation.
So how 'bout a nice cry and a box of chocolates? or was that rhubarb pie?
Coloribus gustibus non disputatum (mostly)
My bad! I should have checked out the Web before posting.
There are some good hints at the site and links.
However, my "justification" is that from this NG I would get
actual experience, perhaps some of it unorthodox but efficacious.
Given the choice, definitely chocolates. No crying; what does that
We don't get much rust up here,
but I had one rose that got it every spring.
It was Dainty Bess.......
Removing leaves helped, but eventually
I tossed her out; no time for spraying etc.
Get rust resistant roses.
Manelli Family is correct-- wettable sulfur,
but don't apply if temp is over 80 degrees.
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