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Pruning Roses in Summer

Roses are considered the symbol of love as they emit a radiant elegance and beauty. If your garden is in need of a beautiful splash of colour, roses will always be the recommended flower as there are a variety of vibrant blooms to choose from. We know that it is important to prune roses in

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Roses Diseases

Roses Diseases

Roses are the beautiful bloom in your yard which can serve as an elegant addition for those seeking to add a touch of class and colour to their garden. While the beauty of roses is timeless, there can be a lot of work involved to maintain them. To help your roses bloom to their full

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Rose Pests

Rose Pests

What are pests? Roses are well-loved by many people, but unfortunately there are many pests that also love roses. ‘Pest’ is the name given to any insect or animal that has a harmful effect on humans, livestock, crops or plants. Pests can also include animals that carry disease-causing parasites and microorganisms, cause damage to clothing

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rust on rose leaf

Rose Rust

Rose rust is a disease caused by the Phragmidium tuberculatum fungus. While rose rust only affects roses, there are nine different species of rose rust. This particular rose disease can be the most frustrating for gardeners to combat because not only does it ruin the appearance of the roses, but it will also eventually kill

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Thrips On Roses

Thrips on Roses

What are Thrips? Thrips are small sucking insects that damage their host plants. Known as Thysanoptera in the insect kingdom, these insects are distinguished by their feathery wings and long flat shape. There are currently approximately nine hundred species of thrips in Australia, which are causing problems for gardeners across the country. How do you

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Common Rose Leaf Problems

Common Rose Leaf Problems

Problems with rose leaves can always be traced to an underlying issue affecting the plant as a whole. This could be a fungal infection, an insect infestation, nutritional imbalance, soil problem, heat stress or something else. Whatever the cause, the foliage of roses is generally the first place you’ll see the telltale signs of a

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Fertilising Roses

Fertilising Roses

Roses are a popular choice in any garden and are well regarded as one of the most beautiful species of flowering plants worldwide. With over 300 different species of roses, and thousands of different cultivar varieties, there really is a look, fragrance, and colour for everyone. Once you have chosen a cultivar that thrives in

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black spots on rose leaf

Black Spots on Roses

Have you ever seen a few black spots on your roses and been left puzzled as to what exactly caused them? ‘Black spot’ is the name given to the airborne fungus that is usually found in conditions that are warm or humid. Aside from temperature and climate being responsible for this fungus breeding, black spots

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Powdery Mildew On Roses (qc Done)

Powdery Mildew on Roses

Powdery mildew is one of the most common fungal conditions affecting Australian flora, with roses being particularly susceptible. Mildew on roses is diagnosed by visually examining the plant – if you see a soft whitish coating on the leaves and flower buds of your roses, it’s likely that your rose has picked up powdery mildew

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Aphids On Roses

Aphids on Roses

What are Aphids? If you have seen small green bugs on roses in your garden, there’s a good chance that you have aphids. There are two species of aphids that attack roses, known as Macrosiphum rosae and Macrosiphum euphorbiae. These aphids are sap-sucking insects that attack roses and spread viral diseases between plants. Aphids are

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