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Apr 15, 2018 2:55 PM CST
Houston, TX
My buds are not opening and they have little yellow larvae inside! What can I do? Also some leaves look like the one in the pic and are huge! Is my rose sick?
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Apr 15, 2018 3:09 PM CST
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX (Zone 9a)
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Your poor rose is being attacked by some rose-eating critter and is also suffering from blackspot. Houston can be a difficult place to grow roses. I do not spray my roses for bugs or disease, but many rose growers do. If you want to try that approach, your local nursery can suggest some helpful products.
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Apr 15, 2018 4:49 PM CST
Houston, TX
Can I ask why don't you spray them? Is it bad to do it? Will they die if I don't? Thank you
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Apr 15, 2018 5:01 PM CST
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Here is an older thread on blackspot
The thread "Black spot" in Roses forum
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