Sunday, 13 May 2012

Prevent black spot on roses now

photo from Rose Madame Caroline Testout recommended by Dermot for Irish Gardens
Got this tip off Dermot O'Neills website-organic and all, if it works its worth doing!

"Keep black spot away and save a small fortune
Mix 3 level teaspoons of bicarbonate of soda with 1 teaspoon of soluble fertiliser and a tiny dash of washing-up liquid. Mix together with a little water and add to 1 gallon of water. Using a watering can, apply once a fortnight and your roses are guaranteed to be black spot free." 


  1. Hello, me again! Re the blackspot spray, what is a soluble fertilizer? do you mean a plant fertilizer? tomato feed? I really like the sound of it - much kinder to the environment.....

  2. I think any kind would do Eliza, I'm using maxicrop, but you could use Comfrey out another home made version