Blackspot on roses

Pat MacMahon asked 16 years ago
For a number of years, I have had a lot of trouble with blackspot on roses. I found the sprays did not work very well. Any solutions?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 6 years ago
Blackspot is a real problem and even worse nowadays as air pollution is reduced … the sulphur in oil helped to reduce the problem. Most varieties of bedding roses are affected so it is a choice of either stop growing roses or spraying them with fungicide to achieve control of the disease. There are some varieties that are resistantbut if yours are already affected , those are not among the resistant kinds