Friday, September 3, 2010


I have 4 rose plants in my backyard, 2 red, 1 peach and 1 white color. What's happening for the past couple of months is, something is eating my rose plants. I sprayed a solution containing chili powder, garlic and salt which is supposed to be one of the non-chemical ways to protect a plant but alas! it didn't work. Just look at this plant, you cannot even see the plant, it's completely gone.

This plant bearing red roses has been with me for the past 10 years. It was in a pot all these years, I transplanted it on the ground few months ago. Beautiful red roses, huh?

You can see clearly that the leaves have tons of holes in them. What could be eating the plants?


  1. Mix some liquid soap in water and spray it Mahes..thats what one of my friend told me.(I haven't tried though)
    Roses are beautiful!

  2. Mahi, I tried the concoction of chili powder, garlic mixed with water, nothing helped. I should try the liquid soap. Thanks.

  3. add some turmeric to the water then sprinkle that water it might help.

  4. I have the same problem with my double knockout roses. It is saw fly larve. Use insecticide soup. I use safer brand. Start spraying at first bloom.

  5. Thanks Anon. I will get it from our local garden center.