Spring finally came with a bang and a boom. Don’t I look beautiful in front of the peonies and the knock-out roses?
Sadly, Mom is not smiling. Her roses have some kind of blight that has destroyed all the leaves, but not the flowers. V and Mom think it is something called Sawflies (aka rose slugs, saw worms), It is ravaging the neighborhood. We thought it was just the knock-out roses, but then we saw it hit the regular roses too. Now we think it is the same pest that has been eating our mugo pines the last few years. Everything looks all dried up and yucky. Mom loves roses (V not so much). Maybe we should pee on them and the larvae will die? That would be better than all the hand picking of larvae needed to get rid of them. Mom thinks it is too late to save any of the bushes this year since they are already gone.
What to do?
Hope you are having a great Wednesday despite our rose slugs.
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