OK, no here's MY problem!!!! I have, let's see.... 1,2,3,4...5.... about 10 rose bushes growing in various areas around my house/back & front yards...
I was watering the other day and noticed.... oh boy.... the dreaded 'black spot' fungus on my rose bushes, and a white powdery 'ick' on my Magnolia... Actually, there's one out of three Magnolias that also has this orange bumpy 'stuff' on the leaves as well as the white powder.
Now, I ran inside and Google'd the fungus... I've heard of them before. Actually, I noticed the white powder last week, but I'd recently added Epsom Salts around my rose bushes and a little bit to the other plants... just for good measure.
I grabbed my Miracle Gro feeder, baking soda, and dish soap.... and straight to work I went. I sprayed the leaves or the rose bushes generously, as well as the other infected plants, adjacent plants... OK, so I sprayed the entire garden... but I payed special attention to the roses and Magnolia.
My question for you is... Is there anything else I can do to insure that my plants do well and survive? Is there something that I may have done wrong with the baking soda/dishsoap mix? I pretty much followed directions~ Tablespoon of baking soda and a 'drop' of dishsoap per estimated gallon of water... OK, so I 'estimated', just because I don't have a way to measure with my feeder... and I really didn't feel like whipping out the calculator and looking up mathematical equations for my 'home remidy' fungus fix.
HELP!!! My roses have done so well. My neighbors and family are so proud of how well I've done, since I'm still a 'greenie' (ha ha, bad pun, I know), wet behind the ears... etc... I don't want to lose my precious roses.You're my hope!!!! I trust my friends here so much (even if you're not my 'official' friend... you're still my friend!!!)... I believe I can learn more here than anywhere else I look for answers.