Here are a few ways
to deal with insects such as aphids on roses
Aphids are soft
bodied insects that feed on the soft young shoots of plants.
Eventually these shoots can be permanently damaged.
Put into your blender
1 clove of garlic, a small onion, a teaspoon of cayenne pepper. Blend
well. Then add two pints or 4 cups of water. Add a tablespoon of
liquid dishwashing soap. Let this stand overnight. Strain and use as
a spray on the aphid infested plants.
Alternatively you can
also remove a heavy infestation of aphids by spraying them with a hard
jet of water from the hose pipe.
General Insect spray
Blend in your
liquidiser: a few hot chillies, a clove of garlic and a few drops of
liquid detergent. Add a pint of water and let it stand for a day,
Strain and use in a spray bottle or garden pump spray.
Dissolve some soap in
water and spray on insects.
Blend 10 cloves of
garlic with a pint of water. Let it stand for a day, strain and use
as an insecticide spray.
A book of non-poisonous sprays for insects
Here is a veritable
encyclopaedia of non-poisonous insect sprays: