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I want to spray my roses, is safe to do so or will it effect my bees?
 

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Afraid I don't know, but can I add apple trees to the list? Sorry about the semi hijack!
 

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Difficult to say unless you give the name of the chemical(s) you intend to use. There are usually a long list of warnings given on the leaflet in the pack.
 

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If you want to spray your roses with greenfly, soapy water is effective and non bee threatening.
 

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Read the label! If the spray contains an insecticide it's deadly for bees...the only solution is to spray late in the evening on a cold day and block the hive.
entrance if anywhere near.

As a keen rose grower I'm sickened to see the intereffingfering EU has banned Roseclear
 

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I can post you 100's ladybirds!! They love greenfly- and the ladies are inside my bedroom windows at the mo- only about 40 today, but I keep heaving them out. The joy of hung tiles.:mad:
 

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If you want to spray your roses with greenfly, soapy water is effective and non bee threatening.
My nan and I used to look after her roses. This method works fine. She used to use a non scented bar of white soap in a bucket and tip that into a watering can. Works fine. If your not squeamish just rub them off.

Apple trees - my mum used to use ashes from the fire mixed with water after she had American Blight on her trees.
 

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Detergent in water works for roses .
If you feel you must used an aphid killing spray ,it shouldn't really come in contact with roses (dog roses aside) as they don't attract pollinating insects ! do it in the evening when all flying has ceased !1

John W>
 

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stinging nettles boiled in water and spray the the liquid on any plant that has green fly.

John bee-smillie
 

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