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Getting rid of aphids on roses

September 29, 2014 | Filed under Soul food

Aphids are tiny green insects that love the soft new growth on rose bushes.  They tend to cluster around the new buds and chew away the flower bud and stem.

Before they spread too much you can remove them by squashing them between your finger and thumb.

Or spray them with a hose to wash them off.  You will need a hose nozzle that gives a strong spray. Do this every day for up to a week till the aphids are washed off the soil (or been dealt to by the good garden insects).

You can also make an organic spray with:

2 drops of dish washing detergent
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cooking oil of any kind
1 teaspoon salt

  1. Put all items in a 24 oz. S(700ml) spray bottle.
  2. Fill spray bottle with cold water.
  3. Spray the aphids.

Enjoy your aphid free roses.

 

Money Management for Couples

September 20, 2014 | Filed under Personal financial management

The question of who takes responsibility for managing financial affairs and setting goals and priorities in a relationship is one that has a number of different solutions.

The start of a relationship can mean a loss of financial independence that is difficult to adapt to…  Read more

Build Wealth with Old-Time Money Values

September 9, 2014 | Filed under Personal financial management

Our forebears lived through hard times and, if they were alive today, would no doubt remark that we live in luxury by comparison.

Despite their meagre household incomes and large families, by  and large they were able to provide the essentials of life for their families without handouts from the Government and without going broke. Read more

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