Answer: Early spring, and the aphids are already on the warpath! Yikes! I think the problem is related to aphid cure rather than the aphids themselves - if you're spraying Safer's Soap often on young, tender leaves, it can become phytotoxic in warm, sunny weather. I suggest that you rinse the leaves/stems with a vigourous spray from your garden hose, which will clean up the soap residue, blow away the aphids, and provide the young roses with needed moisture. Then use an organic, neem-based repellent suchas Japanese Beetle Repellent offered by Burpee. It repells/controls aphids as well. Hope this helps!
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