billy brag;954037 Wrote:
> hi to everyone , hope someone can help me out .
> I have climbing roses against the side of my house , last year they
> where covered in black spots ..eventually turning a great deal of it
> black . This
> didn't seem to hinder it flowering .
> I took them right down to the root eventually in the hope that should
> they come back they will come back ok .
> They are coming on in leaps and bounds but today I noticed the black had
> to appear.
> The problem is , I am surround by the same roses , they where all
> planted together I presume , they line the street , and they are all
> covered in black.
> so my question ...is it worth trying to do anything with my little
> section of the roses , if so what shall I use please and when.
> also if I just leave it will it harm anything else growing near it ..I
> am thinking of a clematis when I ask this.
> thankyou very much for any help you can give me.
> oh and ...are we having lady bird epidemic , they are all over my
> garden. !
The issue with black spot is that the defoliation that occurs when the
fungus is allowed to get out of control weakens the plant. And not just
for the current growing season, but for the next season as well. The
main function of plant foliage is to absorb energy from the sun and
perform photosynthesis. If your plant loses all or most of its leaves to
black spot, it will be unable to collect and store energy for the
winter, as well as for the burst of growth that occurs in spring. You'll
see weaker growth and reduced bloom in the season following severe black
If you give your roses a spot where they receive a full six to eight
hours of sun per day, you'll not only have plants that grow more
robustly, but also plants that are more able to resist black spot. Black
spot loves moisture, and, in shade, water evaporates much more slowly.
In full sun, evaporation happens more quickly, which not only helps
prevent black spot, but other fungal diseases as well.
As soon as you see black spot on your rose foliage, remove any infected
leaves. Throw these leaves away. Don't put them in your compost pile. If
you check your roses regularly, and remove infected foliage immediately,
you'll have a good chance of keeping black spot under control and keep
it from infecting other parts of the plant.
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