Too late to fix roses?


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Hello everyone

It's the first time I'm posting and asking here about the roses in my front garden.
We bought the house along with a lovely front garden and back garden full of trees and flowers and where we hope to plant more fruit trees (think I need to post in the other forum part for that)

But the roses in my front garden (3 out of 4) look horrible! The buds look grey, the leaves look wet even though they're not and I've had tons of bugs on them last year. I just had our baby last June and had no chance to get into the garden till the late autumn. There was a sort of foam on them too which I could spray off but that was all I could manage.

Can anyone please help me with what I can do now with the roses?
Thank you for reading a very long post :)
 
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Welcome to the forum!
I think your roses can be saved, but it may take some time and quite a bit of attention. First, the grey buds are probably suffering from a fungus. A good, safe fungicide is milk spray which is simply 30% whole milk from the grocery mixed with 70% water, shaken well and sprayed on the affected plants. The spray has to be repeated after a rain.
The shiny leaves may be the result of aphids, which leave behind a sticky shiny substance. The aphids and the tons of bugs can be taken care of with an insecticidal spray. Add 1 tablespoon of soap (note this has to be soap, not detergent) to a quart of water, add a a teaspoon of olive, canola, or corn oil to help the spray stick, and spray both the top and the bottom of the leaves. This spray works on soft-bodied insects.
Roses are pretty tough and have been around for thousands of years. I bet yours will perk up and thrive!
 
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Hello everyone
It's the first time I'm posting and asking here any suggestion about my roses.
thanks and regards
 

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