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By Howee74

United Kingdom Gb

This has probably been asked a million times - whats an effective organic solution for greenfly??



If you want an effective and natural way of repelling bugs from roses or any plant for that matter, try this....

Collect stinging nettles from your local woods park or `wild area` break up the leaves with gloves on - place in an old pair of tights / stockings, soak in a bucket of water for 2 weeks, removes the rotted nettle leaves and stockings from the water and throw away, the water thats left can be poured into spray bottles and used as a very effective bug killer, and it works a treat and all natural too !!!

Hope this helps....


16 Apr, 2009


dont know if its truely organic but soapy [not deteregent] water sprayed on the plant does work.

16 Apr, 2009


Yep. What Seaburn said. I used to use washing up liquid (watered down of course). It's viscous and the greenfly can't stick to the plants or suck through it, plus, it tastes gopping, lol.

16 Apr, 2009


Garlic paste in oil, shake them up and spray it on the roses, if it doesn't work, put it on your salad!!

16 Apr, 2009


Thanks for the advice everyone - will try them all. When you say garlic paste in oil you mean something like olive oil?

17 Apr, 2009


Yep, or a cheaper version, not too much though.

17 Apr, 2009

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