Roses forum: What am i dealing with?

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Temecula California
Jeepinguy
Mar 1, 2019 4:18 PM CST
Let me start with i know NOTHING about successfully growing anything but weeds!
Long story short, im in the military, and have been away from my house for a bit.
Came back to the awful excuse for roses ive ever seen.
Can this be fixed? if so, how?
Before and after pics below :(
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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Keeper of Poultry Farmer Roses Raises cows
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
porkpal
Mar 1, 2019 4:35 PM CST
Looks to be some black spot fungus and aphids. The aphids will wash off with a spray from the hose and there are fungicide treatments available to spray roses, but if you wait a few weeks the wet weather will be gone, the black spot will ne less of a problem, and the rose will grow new clean leaves.
Porkpal
Temecula California
Jeepinguy
Mar 1, 2019 4:40 PM CST
Care to reccomend a spray for the aphids? Ive used neem oil, but had mixed results.
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Keeper of Poultry Farmer Roses Raises cows
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
porkpal
Mar 1, 2019 4:43 PM CST
All you need is a strong spray of water - repeat as needed.
Porkpal
Zone 9, Sunset Zone 9 (Zone 9b)
Roses
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Mustbnuts
Mar 2, 2019 6:10 AM CST
I would agree on the water spray. The beneficial insects will be out soon (lady bugs and lace wings) that would enjoy chewing and feeding on your aphids.
Temecula California
Jeepinguy
Mar 2, 2019 6:12 AM CST
Thanks.
Was gonna go out and give them a blast today, BUT......Its raining in southern California
Coastal Southern California (Zone 13a)
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jerijen
Mar 2, 2019 6:27 PM CST
Oh, wash 'em anyhow. Turn the hose on the underside of the leaves and blast 'em off. Clean leaves are healthier leaves.

But at this time of the year in SoCal, the leaves are ageing. If you prune the rose lightly, some of them will be gone. And pulling off any remaining leaves that look old and distressed is a good thing.

I really detest rust. It will often show up on old foliage, on varieties that can remain rust-free through much of the year.

You're Navy -- so you are in a coastal area, yes? I'm also SoCal coastal . . .
Temecula California
Jeepinguy
Mar 2, 2019 7:56 PM CST
Marines.
Temecula/Murrieta area
Had plans to go out and do some work on the roses, but the rain had other plans.....

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