Alan Titchmarsh explains how to avoid ‘mildew and black spot’ on your roses

Alan Titchmarsh explains how to avoid ‘mildew and black spot’ on your roses

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Alan Titchmarsh explains how to avoid ‘mildew and black spot’ on your roses

If black spot continues to appear throughout the season, it could eventually weaken the plant.

One of the best ways to deter back spot is by picking up and destroying the fallen leaves to avoid reinfection.

When you’re pruning your plant, make sure to cut out any stems with black spot.

Putting mulch around the base of the plant will also stop rain splashing black spot spores onto new growth.

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