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By Xcyx

China Cn

What is the matter about the rose?

all the branches and leaves are covered by much white powder.

On plant a rose plant which have pink little flower.

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I would say they have a heavy bout of " rose mildew"

There are a number of things that can cause this and their are sprays for curing it.

For an explanation and treatment have a read of this article I have written on my website;

7 May, 2012


Powdery mildew - spray with 1 part milk (cows milk) to 9 parts water.

7 May, 2012


Thanks Bamboo!

Can I add that piece advice to my website please?

7 May, 2012


Yes, I have no rights to it, its general knowledge - I learned it off the web myself, lol. Doesn't matter whether the milk is skimmed, semi skimmed or full fat...

7 May, 2012


Are you sure that this idea is ok,bamboo?

7 May, 2012


Yes - scientifically proven. Give it a try, better than reaching for the fungicide straightaway. If it doesn't work, use a fungicide spray which treats for mildew, but the milk treatment should work. Spray thoroughly, till run off, including under the leaves and the stems.

7 May, 2012


Thanks Bamboo I have added it to my article on Powdery Mildew.

In doing so, it reminded me of the scientific cure which is;

"Fatty acid sprays have some affect on contolling the disease."

Particularly when you consider milk contains lactic acid and fats (fatty acid)

Thanks again!..Tg

7 May, 2012


Full cream milk by the way, not the white water most folks drink these days.

7 May, 2012


Hi Bamboo, Many thanks for that tip as I had asked the very question about mildew on my roses a few days ago and was about to buy some Roseclear Ultra. Will the milk and water remidy help with Black Spot also?

7 May, 2012


For recurring blackspot in roses read this

7 May, 2012


No, it won't treat anything other than powdery mildew. Suggest you get yourself some Roseclear if there's a problem with blackspot.
Doesn't have to be full fat milk, Owdboggy - I checked just last week.

7 May, 2012

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